Scottish Legal History Group
Mr David Sellar, Lord Lyon King of Arms, Chair
Prof John Finlay, School of Law, University of Glasgow, Secretary
The Scottish Legal History Group was formed in 1981 to promote interest in and further knowledge of Scottish legal history, and generally to encourage its study. Founded at the University of Edinburgh, its first meeting was convened by the late Sheriff Peter McNeill QC on 16 December 1981. Professor A D M Forte was its first chair and Professor Hector MacQueen its first Secretary. Its main activity has been to hold an annual day-conference, which normally occurs in the Advocates Library in Edinburgh at the beginning of October.
Since 2000 the Scottish Legal History group has been based at the School of Law of the University of Glasgow, Prof John Finlay (2000-2004; 2012–.) and Prof Mark Godfrey (2004-2011) as Secretary. Anyone who is interested in attending the annual conference (or simply in joining the Group's mailing list) should email the Secretary, John Finlay.
All papers given at the annual conferences have been reported in the Journal of Legal History, and abstracts of all papers given are normally published there.
The 32nd annual conference will be held on Saturday 6th October 2012 in the Advocates Library, Edinburgh. The programme and registration details is available from the menu to the left.