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Laws’ Empire: Roman Universalism and Legal Practice

Caroline Humfress

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Official (Graeco-) Roman sources envisaged a world ruled by the universal law of Rome and its emperors. This chapter analyses Roman legal universalism “on the ground”, from the perspective of ... More


Advocates

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter considers the member of the Faculty of Advocates as a part of the College of Justice. There is focus on the educational and social background of advocates and the process by which they ... More


Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Legal Profession

Emma Jones, Neil Graffin, Rajvinder Samra, and Mathijs Lucassen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529210743
eISBN:
9781529210774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529210743.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

Legal professionals are thought to have higher levels of mental health issues and lower levels of wellbeing than the general population. Drawing on qualitative data from new research with legal ... More


The Interpretation of C 8.55.8☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The original context of C. 8.55.8 is gifts of a patron to his freedmen which could be revoked if he subsequently had children. After the revival of Roman law in the Middle Ages the text was given ... More


Providing the Missing Link: Law after Latour’s Passage

Serge Gutwirth

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

A decisive philosophical intervention pitched at the level of law’s ontology, Gutwirth’s ‘Providing the Missing Link’ renders the difference between law as an institution or a body of norms and law ... More


Artes Urbanae: Roman Law and Rhetoric

Olga Tellegen-Couperus and Jan Willem Tellegen

in New Frontiers: Law and Society in the Roman World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668175
eISBN:
9780748684328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668175.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Is law a science? That question has triggered much discussion among modern lawyers. However, the question: was Roman law a science? has hardly been discussed by Romanists. For more than two ... More


Conclusion

John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice: Edinburgh and the Court of Session, 1687 –1808

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748645770
eISBN:
9780748676545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645770.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This concluding chapter considers what is unique about the character of the College of Justice and the wider significance of its institutions for legal practice locally up and down Scotland. The ... More


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