While One Hundred Remain: T B Smith and the Progress of Scots Law

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Abstract

This chapter begins with a review of T B Smith's career and writing, which are characterized by a number of paradoxes. It then traces his academic career which began in 1949 with his appointment to the vacant Chair of Law at the University of Aberdeen. It discusses his discovery of mixed legal systems and his inaugural lecture as Chair of Civil Law at Edinburgh on 17 October 1958, which set out, in uncompromising terms, a manifesto for the future of private law in Scotland. The chapter then considers the reactions to Smith's blueprint for Scots law, Smith's scheme for the renewal of Scots law, his interest in comparative law, his commitment to teaching, and his legal writing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Mixed Legal System in Transition
Subtitle of host publicationT B Smith and the Progress of Scots Law
EditorsElspeth Reid, D. L. Carey Miller
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages1-29
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)0748623353, 9780748623358
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Studies in Law

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