Selden Society 2018 lecture series: lecture two

Private law's revolutionaries: authors, codifiers and merchants?


Presented by Professor Hector MacQueen, Edinburgh Law School

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Arrive at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start

The Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law

Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane

Refreshments provided in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.

Registrations close 21 June 2018—please bring your ticket for quick check-in.

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About the lecture

Has there ever really been a revolution in private law, never mind the law of obligations? This lecture addresses that question by considering the relationship between law and revolution in general.

If the development of private law can be characterised as revolutionary at any point, then the revolutionaries included those who wrote about law in a systematic manner, the codifiers whose work followed on from political revolutions, and the merchants whose business needs otherwise left the law behind.

CPD points: 1 point per hour, self assessed (BAQ and QLS)

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