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.
Sheriff David B Smith
Dr William Ferguson
The Hon Lord Mackenzie Stuart, Judge of the European Court of Justice
The Hon Lord Maxwell, Senator of the College of Justice and Chairman of the Scottish Law Commission
James J Robertson, MA, LLB, FSA Scot, Faculty of Law, University of Dundee
Professor A A M Duncan
The Rt Hon Lord Fraser of Tullybelton, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
The Rt Hon Lord Avonside, Senator of the College of Justice
Professor Alan Harding
2022 Stair Society Annual Lecture
The Stair Society’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh on Saturday 12 November 2022 by courtesy of