Attitudes to Codification and the Scottish Science of Legislation, 1600-1830

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This paper explores the changing attitudes of Scots lawyers to the formal sources of their law, tracking and explaining a move from the usus modernus pandectarum towards reliance on case-law. In this the differing attitudes to statutes plays a major role, especially when influenced by the Enlightenment
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-78
Number of pages78
JournalTulane European and Civil Law Forum
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Enlightenment, Adam Smith, Stair, Lord Kames, John Millar, George Mackenzie

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