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Edinburgh Law School contributes at RGU Legal History in Modern Practice Conference

Wed 28 April 2021

Legal History in Modern Practice

The Law School at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, is hosting a conference on the subject of Legal History in Modern Practice.  This conference aims to provide a forum for the discussion of the part that historical scholarship might play in the development of modern Scottish legal doctrine. Many of the conference papers would be of interest to anyone working in Scots private law.

The conference runs on 22-23 May 2021 and will take place online. Download the Legal History in Modern Practice Conference Programme (.pdf).

A number of members of the Edinburgh Law School will present papers.

  • Paul du Plessis, Professor of Roman Law at Edinburgh Law School, will present 'Does Law Need a History?' (Saturday 22 May, conference session 1).
  • Jonathan Ainslie, Edinburgh Law School PhD student, will present 'Good Faith and Relational Contracts: A Scots-Roman Perspective' (Saturday 22 May during conference session 3)
  • Shona Warwick, PhD Candidate in Leases and Licences at University of Edinburgh, will present 'When Legislation Fails to Protect: How Revisiting the Historical Development of the Common Law of Lease May Provide a Solution' (Sunday 23 May during conference session 4).

View event details and registration.