We have just completed work on a series of films about the history of Law Reporting in Scotland for SCLR , the publisher of Session Cases. The five films were developed as a aid for universities as they introduce first year students to the purpose and content of Law Reports, but will hopefully have interest for a wider audience. The films trace the history of Law Reporting and Session Cases in particular from their 16th century roots through to the up-to-date online reports of today. All of the films are built around the famous case; Donoghue v Stevenson - the case about the snail in the ginger beer in a wee cafe in Paisley.
Donoghue v. Stevenson: The History of Law Reporting
The Law of Judges: Precedent and the Criteria for the Reporting of Cases
Anatomy of the Law: The Authority, Authorship and Arrangement of Session Cases