During this week you learnt about a number of events key to the legal history of Scotland and the development of the Scottish legal system. What has been provided here is an overview designed to build on your Week 1 studies and set them in context. It links to subsequent weeks where you explore examples of cases, legislation, regulations, individuals and organisations who have made a contribution to the development of the legal system in Scotland, and in many cases, beyond.
After studying this week you should be able to:
- explain a range of historical events relevant to the development of the legal system
- describe the role of the institutional writers
- understand how the current legal system emerged from its historical roots.
Next week you will consider what factors may play a role in influencing and shaping legal systems.
You can now go to Week 3.