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Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique

Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2

John W. Cairns

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

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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.

About the Author

John W. Cairns is Professor of Civil Law at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include law and the Enlightenment, the history of Scots law, codification in Louisiana, and law and slavery. He has published two collections of essays in the Edinburgh Studies in Law series: Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1 and Enlightenment, Legal Education, and Critique: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 2 (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). He is the co-editor, with Paul J. du Plessis, of The Creation of the Ius Commune: From Casus to Regula (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and Beyond Dogmatics: Law and Society in the Roman World (Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

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