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Sir James Roberton
Sir James Roberton

Sir James Roberton (1821-1889) was Professor of Conveyancing at the University of Glasgow from 1867 to 1889. He was awarded an honorary LLD in 1868 and the Sir James Roberton Memorial Prize is named for him.

Born in Dalmarnock, Roberton was the son of a Dalmarnock farmer. He became a partner in the Glasgow law firm, Roberton, Low, Roberton & Cross, which is a predecessor firm of Mitchells Roberton. He was a recognised authority on common and statute law, particiularly in the field of conveyancing, which led to his appointment to the University chair. Roberton was a Dean of the Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow, 1885 to 1889, and was knighted in June 1889.


Sir James Roberton

Born 7 January 1821, Scotland.
Died 9 August 1889.
GU Degree: LLD, 1868;
University Link: Graduate, Honorary Graduate, Professor
Occupation categories: lawyers
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Record last updated: 14th Jul 2009

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