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Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher 2017/18

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The Alan Rodger Endowment at the University of Glasgow invites applications for the post of Alan Rodger Postgraduate Visiting Researcher, tenable for one semester at the University of Glasgow School of Law, during the 2017/18 academic year. The successful applicant will reside in Glasgow for the duration of the post, and will receive full access… Continue reading

Prof Mark Godfrey appointed Literary Director of the Stair Society

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Professor Mark Godfrey was appointed Literary Director of the Stair Society at its AGM on 19 November 2016, in succession to Professor Hector MacQueen of the University of Edinburgh. The Stair Society was founded in 1934 and is the leading learned society dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of Scots Law. Mark is Professor… Continue reading

David Sellar, historian of Scotland and Scots law, receives an honorary LLD

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On 23 June 2016, the University of Glasgow conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on David Sellar of the University of Edinburgh. He was presented by Professor Mark Godfrey of the University of Glasgow. Professor Godfrey’s oration is reproduced below. * * * Chancellor, by the authority of Senate I present to you… Continue reading

Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

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    This book is the first monograph to analyse the workings of Scotland’s legal profession in its early modern European context. It is a comprehensive survey of lawyers working in the local and central courts; investigating how they interacted with their clients and with each other, the legal principles governing ethical practice, and how… Continue reading

Workshop on history and law at the European University Institute

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Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) is well known. It’s a book about decision-making from the perspective of cognitive psychology. It summarises the research of both Kahneman and the late Amos Tversky. It aims to enrich the “proverbial office water-cooler” discussions where “opinions are shared and gossip exchanged.” Kahneman hopes that it will allow… Continue reading

Vladimir Nabokov commits stillicide

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Ernest Metzger

My colleagues here enjoy a good book and I’ve read several they’ve recommended. My tastes aren’t special, but since my field is Roman law, any literary reference to Justinian or the Tarpeian Rock or whatever always gets my attention. When I read I always keep a pencil close by to mark anything relevant. I’m not… Continue reading

Roman law congress in Naples

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Ernest Metzger

Historians of ancient law come together every year in September for the annual meeting of the Société Internationale pour l’Histoire des Droits de l’Antiquité. The SIHDA is one of the world’s most wonderfully conceived academic institutions: gravity, friendship and joy in perfect combination. And strong representation from every continent (except, you know …). SIHDA 2014… Continue reading