Research Lecture: Professor Mark Godfrey (University of Glasgow)

‘Courts and Councils: Litigation and Jurisdiction in Late Medieval Scotland’

Thursday 8 May, 2014, 5.15 pm
Garden Seminar Room, Kennedy Hall, School of English

Mark Godfrey, Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, will give a paper entitled ‘Courts and Councils: Litigation and Jurisdiction in Late Medieval Scotland.’

Note from the speaker: “If I were to recommend one piece of background reading which would introduce the topic well it would probably be: A. M. Godfrey, ‘Parliament and the Law’, in Keith M. Brown and Alan R. Macdonald (eds.), The History of the Scottish Parliament. Volume 3: Parliament in Context 1235-1707 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), pp 157-185.”

Professor Mark Godfrey is author of Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: the Origins of a Central Court (Series: Medieval law and its practice, 4) (Leiden; Boston, MA: Brill, 2009). He is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and has also served on the Council of the Stair Society, the Scottish Record Society, the Editorial Board of The Records of the Parliament of Scotland to 1707, as Secretary of the Scottish Legal History Group, and in 2011-12 as National Adjudicator for the English Speaking Union / Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition.

Mark’s research interests are in legal history and the law of obligations. His main research field is the history of central justice, courts, jurisdiction, private law and dispute settlement in medieval and early modern Scotland. He has published extensively on the origins and development of the Court of Session, and on the foundation of the College of Justice in sixteenth-century Scotland.


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