Scottish Legal History Group 2023

The Scottish Legal History Group will meet on Saturday 14th October in the Advocates Reading Room, Parliament House, Edinburgh.


10am – Coffee
10.30am – Professor Joanna Kopaczyk (Glasgow): Burgh laws in transmission from manuscript to print: A philological perspective
11.15am – Dr Alastair Mann (Stirling): The rise and fall of the executive branch: the Scottish Privy Council from the Revolution to 1708
12 noon – Mr Brandon Clydesdale (Edinburgh): ‘To unite philosophy and history with jurisprudence’: a sketch on the contribution by the advocate Sir John Dalrymple to the Science of Legislation of the Scottish Enlightenment
12.45pm – Break for refreshments
2.30pm – AGM
2.50pm – Dr Alice Krzanich (Aberdeen): Historical Master-Servant Law in Scotland: An Example of Status to Contract?
3.35pm – Professor Ewen Cameron (Edinburgh): The Scottish Universities and the British State since 1889
4.20pm – Close


This year, the conference fee will be £10, or £5 for students. Cheques should be made out to “The Scottish Legal History Group”, and can be posted to the following address:


Scottish Legal History Group

c/o Professor Andrew Simpson

School of Law,

Taylor Building,

University of Aberdeen

AB24 3UB