The Stair Society was founded in 1934 to encourage the study and advance the knowledge of the history of Scots Law by the publication of original documents and by the reprinting and editing of works of sufficient rarity or importance.
The Society, a registered charity, has produced some 60 volumes, aiming to publish a volume each year (although this is not guaranteed). Some of these are of antiquarian interest, while others are of wider intellectual and historical significance.
Membership is open to all with an interest in the history of Scots law, in the UK or abroad. Members include practising lawyers, legal academics, law students, and a wide range of academic and professional institutions, libraries and law firms.
- Online Publications -
- Scotland under Jus Commune by Gero Dolezalek now available to members on HeinOnline.
- The Society’s 77th Annual General Meeting -
- Our 2012 AGM was held in the Faculty of Advocates’ MacKenzie Building in Edinburgh on Saturday 17 November.
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2012 Annual Lecture
The Society’s 77th Annual General Meeting was held at the Faculty of Advocates’ MacKenzie Building in Edinburgh on Saturday 17 November 2012, when the annual lecture was given by Professor Norma Dawson, Professor of Law, Queen's University, Belfast, and President of the Irish Legal History Society.