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 Nial Osborough, Emeritus Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal History at University College Dublin
Dr John Ford, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Professor Michael Lobban, Professor of Legal History, Queen Mary, University of London School of Law
Professor John H Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale Law School
Professor Sir Neil MacCormick, Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations, University of Edinburgh
Professor Olivia Robinson, Professor Emeritus of Roman Law, University of Glasgow
Professor David Ibbetson, Regius Professor of Civil Law, University of Cambridge
Professor Richard Helmholz, Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Dr Athol Murray, former Keeper of the Records of Scotland
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