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Scottish Contract Law and the Enlightenment: The Jurispruden

Scottish Contract Law And The Enlightenment: The Jurisprudence of the Viscount Stair
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us as we welcome Professor Stephen Bogle, Senior Lecturer of Private Law at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland to speak on his recent book, Contract Before The Enlightenment: The Ideas of James Dalrymple, Viscount Stair 1619-1695. Professor Bogle's book focuses on the influential legal treatise and the jurisprudence of the Viscount Stair, who is considered to be the "founding father" of Scots law.  Serving twice as the Lord President of the Scottish Court of Session, the highest court (both then and now) in Scotland, James Dalrymple was made the Viscount Stair as is traditional for high officers of the courts in Britain. His major work, "The Institutions of the Laws of Scotland," is the seminal 17th century treatise on Scots law and serves a similar role as Blackstone's Commentaries, Kent's Commentaries or Edward Coke's Institutes. The Viscount Stair's Institutions are notable for his clear mastery of Western Philosophy from Aristotle to Grotius, especially in his commentary on Scottish contract law. 
Professor Stephen Bogle, Lecturer of Private Law, University of Glasgow (Scotland);
Abigail Nitka, Chair, Legal History Committee
Jacob Petterchak, Secretary, Legal History Committee

Sponsoring Committee:
Legal History, Abigail Nitka, Chair

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