oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Teaching criminal law in early eighteenth-century Scotland : and

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Many Scots students studied law in the United Provinces of the Netherlands in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. There they were often taught in private classes or using . These practices in teaching were adopted in Scotland when the Scottish law schools were created in the early eighteenth century. This paper examines the impact of these practices o n the teaching of criminal law in Scotland in this era.

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