Stair Society Lectures
The first occasion of an address being given at an AGM was in 1946. Professor A H Campbell, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations in the University of Edinburgh, spoke on Jurisprudence and its Relevance to the Law of Scotland in a Historical Context.
Our Annual Lecture was inaugurated in 1965, when Jack Halliday, Professor of Conveyancing in the University of Glasgow, delivered an address entitled A Lawyer Looks at Stair.
A lecture has been delivered every year since then, as the focal point of our annual meeting. Lecturers have included, and continue to include, lawyers and legal historians of distinction from Europe and the United States as well as from Scotland and England, and many of their lecture texts have been published.
Professor Orazio Condorelli, University of Catania
The Honorable Lord Stewart, former Senator of the College of Justice
Professor Jørn Sunde, University of Bergen
Professor Hector MacQueen, Professor of Private Law, University of Edinburgh
Prof dr CH (Remco) van Rhee, Professor of European Legal History and Comparative Civil Procedure at Maastricht University
Professor John W. Cairns, Professor of Civil Law, University of Edinburgh
Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK Supreme Court
Professor Alain Wijffels, Professor at Leuven, Kortrijk, Louvain-la-Neuve, Lille, and Leiden Universities
Lord Hope of Craighead, formerly Lord President, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court
The Stair Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in theMackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh on Saturday 18 November 2023 by courtesy of the Faculty of Advocates. For members, the business part of the meeting will take placefrom 10:30 to 11:00am, after which tea and coffee will be servedprior