Workshop on Legal Authorities @ Centre for Legal History, Edinburgh [May 25-26]: Registrations Open

The Centre for Legal History is organising a workshop on ‘Legal Authorities in Early Modern Legal Reasoning (16th-18th Centuries)’. This will commence on May 25 and will end on May 26 at Elder Room, Old College.

About the Workshop:

The workshop will look at the comparative development of legal practice in the early modern period across Europe. Focusing deliberately on the impact of law courts on substantive law and not its systematisation by learned jurists.

It will investigate similarities and differences in the development of law across different jurisdictions, seeking to understand whether and to what extent it is possible to consider this development as a unitary and truly European phenomenon.

About The Centre for Legal History:

The Centre for Legal History provides a lively social and scholarly focus for the active research community – faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and postgraduate students – in legal history, including Civil (Roman) law, in the School of Law.

The University has a long tradition in the field, as the Chair of Civil Law was founded in 1710, with Civil Law taught continuously in the University since then. The Centre has a reputation for success in postgraduate study.

Major interests pursued are Roman law, the learned laws in the Middle Ages, the history of law in Europe, the history of Scots law, and legal history in Louisiana.

Workshop Date: 

May 25-26

Registration and Contact Details:

For more information about the event or for registration, please contact Dr Guido Rossi –

For the Official Website, click here.


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