Private Law, National Identity and the Case of Scotland

Research output: Working paper

Abstract / Description of output

This is the text of the 26th James Wood Lecture delivered in the University of Glasgow on 25 October 2012. The lecture explores the relationship between private law and perceptions of national identity, taking Scotland as its main example. It concludes that, despite its apparent remoteness in some respects from the political process, private law can be seen as a key component of national identity alongside public and criminal law.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law School Working Papers Series

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Private law
  • National identity
  • Scotland
  • Legal history
  • Anglo-Scottish Union 1707


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