Page 1 of 19
2) What is the date of Regiam Majestatem? Does the date help explain its
nature as a text?
Word Count: 5794
Page 2 of 19
The Auld Lawes of Scotland consists of Regiam Majestatem and Quoniam
Attachiamenta. Of these, R
Table of Kings and Queens of Scots (or of Scotland) (to 1707), thereafter of Great
Britain (to 1801), and thereafter of the United Kingdom
Kenneth I: 843 858
Donald I: 858 862
Constantine I: 862 - 877
Aed: 877 878
Eochaid: 878 889
Donald II: 889 - 900
Chronology of Scottish Legal History
Accession of Kenneth
Battle of Carham
Norman invasion of England
Malcolm III mar
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 6
Before the Reformation, the church's jurisdiction arose primarily from its responsibility for
faith and morals.
It was commonly, and successfully, claimed by many clergymen who were defenders in
secular courts, that
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 4
Register of Brieves
Cooper 3 periods of Scots legal development
- initial construction: David I Bruce
- trial and error: no true jurisprudence
- reconstruction: restoration present
Comparison is made between the Register of Br
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 3
The local sheriff would meet at the caput vicecomitatus the seat of justice and stronghold
of the sheriff.
It may have initially been held outside the castle gate, but was eventually held within.
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 8
Judicial thought in medieval times placed great weight on the concept that the King should
travel his country delivering justice and striking fear into the hearts of wrong-doers.
This, of course, was impractical. The
Seminar Semester 2 Seminar 1
In the 15th century, the legal practice was acknowledged by contemporaries as those who
There was 'little scope for professionalism' where civil justice was obtained from
parliamentary committees of
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 2
Looks at statements arguing that there is no jurisprudence recognisable in Scotland before
the Court of Session was founded (Mackay) and that Scots law is made up of 'false starts
and rejected experiments. (Cooper)
Seminar Semester 2 Seminar 2
Law faculties provided church and state with officials or jurists needed to promote their
respective interests as well as to maintain order and further other values.
Ideologies also developed and made their way around la
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 7
The register of the Acta Dominorum Concili, so far as preserved, begins in 1478. From
Spotiswoode's Practicks, however, we know it goes back to at least 1469.
By 1501 1503, the distinction between Council and Sessio
Seminar Semester 2 Seminar 4
By the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Scotland and England's hostility had reemerged.
Part of this can be seen in the Navigation Act, which prohibited Dutch trade with Scotland.
Original plans for a union began in
Seminar Semester 2 Seminar 3
Practicks practice of law, what is done in a particular legal context.
Sinclair uses it in the more modern sense as the practice of the courts.
Additionally, he uses it as Balfour does, as a synonym for Scots law: 'the
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 1
Provides best argument against Cooper's argument for 'stops and starts' and 'failed
Argues that Scots law has been influenced by both Civil Law and English law.
Argues that Stair may have disagreed with Co
Seminar Semester 1 Seminar 5
Stair Society William Hay's Lectures on Marriage
Hay was taught in Paris in 1491.
He became the diocese of St Andrews and was licensed to lecture.
Sources used by Hay in his lectures:
- The bible: his use of scripture is 'extr