Call for Papers: Law Collecting and Law Collections

Call for Papers
Law Collecting and Law

14 and 15 April 2016 (in Edinburgh)

Hosted by the Scottish Council of Law Reporting with the University of Edinburgh
Convenor: Professor John Cairns (University of Edinburgh)

A conference to address the broad topic of the history of law reporting and the collecting of legal decisions, primarily in Scotland but with the development of law reporting situated in its broader British, European and comparative context. The conference is intended to consider subjects such as how the role of precedent developed, in what form were the earliest records of judicial opinions or decisions, how the form of the modern law report emerged, and related issues.

Confirmed keynote speakers include Professor Sir John Baker, Professor John Ford, Professor Thomas Rüfner, and Lord Woolman.

Proposals for papers (proposals should not be more than 400 words in length) should be submitted to secretary@sclr.scot no later than 30 September 2015.

The conference is open to all interested in this subject area. It is expected that the fee, to include meals and refreshments during the conference and a conference dinner (but not overnight accommodation) will be in the order of £150. Please email secretary@sclr.scot if you wish to be sent a booking form.

You can find out more about the Scottish Council of Law Reporting here.