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CAIRNS, John W.. Teaching criminal law in early eighteenth-century Scotland: collegia and compendia. Fundamina (Pretoria) [online]. 2014, vol.20, n.1, pp.90-99. ISSN 2411-7870.
Many Scots students studied law in the United Provinces of the Netherlands in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. There they were often taught in private classes or collegia using compendia. These practices in teaching were adopted in Scotland when the Scottish law schools were created in the early eighteenth century. This paper examines the impact of these practices on the teaching of criminal law in Scotland in this era.