This collection of essays is at the cutting edge of contemporary research on Roman law, comparative law, and legal history. The international and distinguished group of authors address some of the most lively contemporary problems in their respective fields, and provide new perspectives and insights in a wide range of areas. With a firm focus on texts and contexts, the papers come together to provide a coherent volume dedicated to one of the greatest contemporary Romanists, legal historians and comparative lawyers, covering Professor Watson's main fields of interest in a clear and accessible form.
John Cairns is a Professor at the University of Edinburgh, where he specialises in the history of Scots law with a particular interest in the eighteenth century. Olivia Robinson teaches at Glasgow University, where she specialises in Roman administrative and criminal law.