John Finlay

in The Community of the College of Justice

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780748645770
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780748676545 | DOI:

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This concluding chapter considers what is unique about the character of the College of Justice and the wider significance of its institutions for legal practice locally up and down Scotland. The political importance of its members in terms of parliamentary elections is discussed, as is the College as a social community and as a centre of patronage.

Keywords: Identity; Legal practice; Professional culture; Politics; patronage

Chapter.  6110 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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