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Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

ISBN13: 9780748682133
Published: July 2015
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The second volume in a collection of the most influential essays on the Legal History of Scotland from the career of John W. Cairns.

Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique deals with broader themes in legal history, such as the development of Scots Law through the major legal thinkers of the Enlightenment, essays on Roman law and miscellaneous essays on the literary and philosophical traditions within law.

Both volumes collect together and reprint a selection of some of the many articles and essays published by Professor John W. Cairns over a distinguished career in Legal History.

It is a mark of his international eminence that much of his prolific output has been published outside of the UK, in a wide variety of journals and collections. The consequence is that some of his most valuable writing has appeared in sources which are difficult to locate.

Scots Law, Legal History
Enlightened Legal Education
1. Lawyers, Law Professors, and Localities: The Universities of Aberdeen, 1680-1750
2. Rhetoric, Language and Roman Law: Legal Education and Improvement in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
3. The Influence of Smith’s Jurisprudence on Legal Education in Scotland
4. The First Edinburgh Chair in Law: Grotius and the Scottish Enlightenment - The Development of the Glasgow Law School
5. The Origins of the Glasgow Law School: The Professors of Civil Law, 1714-1761
6. William Crosse, Regius Professor of Civil Law in the University of Glasgow, 1746-1749: A Failure of Enlightened Patronage
7. “As Famous a School for Law as Edinburgh for Medicine”: The Glasgow Law School, 1761-1801
8. John Millar, Ivan Andreyevich Tret’yakov, and Semyon Efimovich Desnitsky: A Legal Education in Scotland, 1761-1767
9. From ‘Speculative’ to ‘Practical’ Legal Education: The Decline of the Glasgow Law School, 1801-1830 - Enlightened Critique: Crime, Courts and Slavery
10. John Millar’s Lectures on Scots Criminal Law
11. Hamesucken and the Major Premiss in the Libel 1672-1770: Criminal Law in the Age of Enlightenment
12. Ethics and the Science of Legislation: Legislators, Philosophers, and Courts in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
13. Stoicism, Slavery, and Law: Grotian Jurisprudence and its Reception - Critiques: Literature and Legal History
14. The Noose Hidden Under Flowers: Marriage and Law in Saint Ronan's Well
15. A Note on the Bride of Lammermoor: Why Scott did not mention the Dalrymple Legend until 1830.