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Anne (6 February 1665 – 1 August 1714) was the Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland between 8 March 1702 and 1 May 1707.
Arthur Campbell Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, (born Glasgow, 10 June 1942), is a Scottish judge and served as Lord Justice General and Lord President of the Court of Session from November 2005 until 8 June 2012, succeeding Lord Cullen.
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is the law school of Yeshiva University, located in New York City.
Brian Gill, Lord Gill, (born 25 February 1942) is a retired Scottish judge and a legal academic.
The Chairman of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom is responsible for party administration, overseeing the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (formerly Conservative Central Office).
Charles Erskine (1680 – 5 April 1763) was Lord Advocate, a Scottish judge, and a Member of Parliament (MP).
Civil law, civilian law, or Roman law is a legal system originating in Europe, intellectualized within the framework of Roman law, the main feature of which is that its core principles are codified into a referable system which serves as the primary source of law.
Constitutional law is a body of law which defines the role, powers, and structure of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the parliament or legislature, and the judiciary; as well as the basic rights of citizens and, in federal countries such as the United States and Canada, the relationship between the central government and state, provincial, or territorial governments.
In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Sir David Alexander Ogilvy Edward (born 14 November 1934) is a Scottish lawyer and academic, and former Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.
James Arthur David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, (born 27 June 1938) is a retired Scottish judge who served as the first Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom from 2009 until his retirement in 2013, having previously been the Second Senior Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
David William McLetchie CBE (6 August 1952 – 12 August 2013) was a Scottish politician, a Scottish Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian electoral region.
David Gordon Mundell, (born 27 May 1962) is a British Conservative Party politician and solicitor.
William David Hamilton Sellar, MVO, MA, LLB, FRHistS, FSA (Scot) (born 27 February 1941) served as Lord Lyon King of Arms from 2008 to 2014.
David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood, (born 31 March 1938) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who served as the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 until its merger with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to form the Liberal Democrats.
The Deputy First Minister of Scotland (Leas-Phrìomh Mhinistear na h-Alba; Heid Meinister Depute o Scotland) is the deputy to the First Minister of Scotland.
Douglas Garven Alexander (born 26 October 1967) is a British Labour Party politician who served in the Cabinet from 2006 to 2010 under Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown in the roles of Secretary of State for Scotland, Secretary of State for Transport and Secretary of State for International Development.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
The Edinburgh Phrenological Society was founded in 1820 by lawyer George Combe and his physician brother Andrew.
The Edinburgh Student Law Review (ESLR) is an academic journal published at the University of Edinburgh; it is edited, written and peer-reviewed entirely by students.
Dame Eleanor Fulton Laing, DBE (née Pritchard; born 1 February 1958) is a British Conservative politician who has represented Epping Forest as the constituency's Member of Parliament since the 1997 general election.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ), officially just the Court of Justice (Cour de Justice), is the supreme court of the European Union in matters of European Union law.
Eveline MacLaren (November 1883-1955) became one of Scotland's two first female law graduates when she and Josephine Gordon Stuart both obtained an LLB degree from the Faculty of Law at Edinburgh Law School in 1909.
The First Lord of the Admiralty, or formally the Office of the First Lord of the Admiralty, was the political head of the Royal Navy who was the government's senior adviser on all naval affairs and responsible for the direction and control of Admiralty Department as well as general administration of the Naval Service of the United Kingdom, that encompassed the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and other services.
George Combe (21 October 1788 – 14 August 1858) was a Scottish lawyer and the leader and spokesman of the phrenological movement for more than twenty years.
George Lidderdale Gretton WS FRSE (born 1950) is a Scottish lawyer and academic and, from May 2006 to May 2011, was a Commissioner of the Scottish Law Commission.
Gerard 'Gerry' Maher QC is a Scottish lawyer and academic.
Glasgow Caledonian University (informally GCU or Caledonian) is a public university in Glasgow.
Harvey McGregor CBE QC (25 February 1926 – 27 June 2015) was a British barrister and was Warden of New College, Oxford, from 1985 to 1996.
Hector L. MacQueen, FBA, FRSE, (born 1956) is a Scottish academic, a senior scholar of Scots law and legal history, and member of the Scottish Law Commission.
Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, (19 September 1778 – 7 May 1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, PC, FRSE (28 April 1742, Edinburgh, Scotland – 28 May 1811, Edinburgh) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician.
Herbert Smith LLP was a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, normally referred to as the Home Secretary, is a senior official as one of the Great Offices of State within Her Majesty's Government and head of the Home Office.
Ian Murray (born 10 August 1976) is a British Labour Party politician who has represented Edinburgh South as Member of Parliament (MP) since the 2010 general election.
The International Court of Justice (abbreviated ICJ; commonly referred to as the World Court) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN).
James John Clyde, Baron Clyde PC, QC (29 January 1932 – 6 March 2009) was a Scottish judge.
James Peter Hymers Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, (born 2 July 1927) is a British advocate.
James Robert Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness,, FRSE (born 25 August 1954) is a British politician and former leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords.
Joanna Catherine Cherry (born 18 March 1966) is a Scottish National Party (SNP) politician.
Josephine Gordon Stuart (November 1883 – 1955) became one of Scotland's two first female law graduates when she and Eveline MacLaren both obtained an LLB degree from the Faculty of Law at Edinburgh Law School in 1909.
Julia Sebutinde is a Ugandan judge on the International Court of Justice.
Dame Katherine Jane Grainger, (born 12 November 1975), is a British rower and with five Olympic medals is Great Britain's most decorated female Olympian.
Professor Kenneth G C Reid CBE, FBA, FRSE, WS, MA, LLB, LLD (born 1954) is a legal scholar and former law commissioner who holds the Chair of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.
The Kingdom of England (French: Royaume d'Angleterre; Danish: Kongeriget England; German: Königreich England) was a sovereign state on the island of Great Britain from the 10th century—when it emerged from various Anglo-Saxon kingdoms—until 1707, when it united with Scotland to form the Kingdom of Great Britain.
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,Parliament of the Kingdom of England.
The Kingdom of Scotland (Rìoghachd na h-Alba; Kinrick o Scotland) was a sovereign state in northwest Europe traditionally said to have been founded in 843.
Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behavior.
Her Majesty's Advocate, known as the Lord Advocate (Morair Tagraidh, Laird Advocat), is the chief legal officer of the Scottish Government and the Crown in Scotland for both civil and criminal matters that fall within the devolved powers of the Scottish Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor, formally the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, is the highest ranking among those Great Officers of State which are appointed regularly in the United Kingdom, nominally outranking even the Prime Minister.
The Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice General is the most senior judge in Scotland, the head of the judiciary, and the presiding judge of the College of Justice, the Court of Session, and the High Court of Justiciary.
Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, commonly known as Law Lords, were judges appointed under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act 1876 to the British House of Lords in order to exercise its judicial functions, which included acting as the highest court of appeal for most domestic matters.
Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind (born 21 June 1946) is a British politician who served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary of State for Scotland (1986–1990), Defence Secretary (1992–1995), and Foreign Secretary (1995–1997).
Medical law is the branch of law which concerns the prerogatives and responsibilities of medical professionals and the rights of the patient.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) (Ball Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPA) in Gaelic, Memmer o the Scots Pairliament (MSP) in Scots) is the title given to any one of the 129 individuals elected to serve in the Scottish Parliament.
Michael Andrew Foster Jude Kerr, 13th Marquess of Lothian, (born 7 July 1945), formerly styled as Earl of Ancram and commonly known as Michael Ancram until he inherited the marquessate in 2004, is a British Conservative Party politician.
Moot court is an extracurricular activity at many law schools in which participants take part in simulated court or arbitration proceedings, usually involving drafting memorials or memoranda and participating in oral argument.
Sir Donald Neil MacCormick (27 May 1941 – 5 April 2009) was a Scottish legal philosopher and politician.
Neil Craig Walker, FRSE, (born 5 July 1960) is a Scottish lawyer and Regius Professor of Public Law and the Law of Nature and Nations at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh.
New College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Sir Nicholas Hardwick Fairbairn, (24 December 1933 – 19 February 1995) was a Scottish politician.
Old College is a building of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
The Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial began on 3 May 2000, 11 years, 4 months and 13 days after the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 on 21 December 1988.
Patrick Stewart Hodge, Lord Hodge (born 19 May 1953), is a Scottish lawyer and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Perth and Kinross was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1997.
Peter Goodrich is a Professor of Law and Director of Law and Humanities at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
The Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament (Oifigear-Riaghlaidh, Preses o the Scots Pairlament) is the speaker of the Scottish Parliament.
Public law is that part of law which governs relationships between individuals and the government, and those relationships between individuals which are of direct concern to society.
A Queen's Counsel (postnominal QC), or King's Counsel (postnominal KC) during the reign of a king, is an eminent lawyer (usually a barrister or advocate) who is appointed by the Monarch to be one of "Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law." The term is also recognised as an honorific.
The Rail Regulator was a statutory office, created with effect from 1 December 1993 by section 1 of the Railways Act 1993, for the independent economic regulation of the British railway industry.
A Regius Professor is a university professor with royal patronage or appointment.
Professor Robert Black QC, FRSA, FRSE, FFCS, ILTM is Professor Emeritus of Scots Law at the University of Edinburgh.
Robert Dundas of Arniston, the younger FRSE (18 July 1713 – 13 December 1787) was a Scottish judge.
Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer.
Robert John Reed, Lord Reed (born 7 September 1956) is a Scottish judge and the current Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scots law is the legal system of Scotland.
The Scottish National Party (SNP; Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba, Scots Naitional Pairtie) is a Scottish nationalist and social-democratic political party in Scotland.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior, high-ranking official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for International Development is a British cabinet minister responsible for the Department for International Development and for promoting development overseas, particularly in developing countries.
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Scotland (Rùnaire Stàite na h-Alba, Secretar o State for Scotland) is the principal minister of Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland representing Scotland.
The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a British cabinet-level position, first held by Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794).
The Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland is a member of the UK Shadow Cabinet responsible for the scrutiny of the Secretary of State for Scotland and his/her department, the Scotland Office.
Simon Marcus Taylor (born 17 August 1979 in Stirling) is a Scottish retired professional rugby union footballer who played for Bath Rugby, Stade Français and Edinburgh Rugby.
Her Majesty's Solicitor General for Scotland (Àrd-neach-lagha a' Chrùin an Alba) is one of the Law Officers of the Crown, and the deputy of the Lord Advocate, whose duty is to advise the Crown and the Scottish Government on Scots Law.
The Speaker of the House of Commons is the presiding officer of the House of Commons, the United Kingdom's lower chamber of Parliament.
Stuart Campbell McDonald (born 2 May 1978) is a Scottish National Party politician.
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom is the supreme court in all matters under English and Welsh law, Northern Irish law and Scottish civil law.
Sir Thomas Philip Winsor (born 7 December 1957) is a British lawyer and economic regulatory professional.
Undergraduate education is the post-secondary education previous to the postgraduate education.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
The University of Botswana, popularly known as UB was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana.
The University of Edinburgh (abbreviated as Edin. in post-nominals), founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian.
William Douglas Cullen, Baron Cullen of Whitekirk, (born 18 November 1935) is a former senior member of the Scottish judiciary.