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Erskine John

Erskine, John (of Carnock) (1695-1768), a Scottish jurist and professor of Edinburgh University. He became an advocate in 1719, and professor of Scots law in 1737. In 1754 he published Principles of the Law of Scotland, which was much esteemed as a text-book. He resigned his professorship in 1765, and devoted himself to writing his Institute of the Law of Scotland, which was published after his death, and new editions of which, brought down to date, are still highly valued.