Sir William Blackstone on reading law


”  I think it an undeniable position that a competent knowledge of the laws of that society in which we live is the proper accomplishment of every gentleman and scholar

and a highly useful 

I had almost said essential

 part of a polite and liberal education”

He was the Vinerian Professor of Public Law in the University of Oxford.

He was also a barrister. He produced Commentaries on the laws of England. He is a celebrated jurisprudential scholar.


About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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