One of the requirements for the Bachelor of Civil Law degree in the University of Oxford was that the student should have gone through certain disputations pro forma in the Law School, twice as opponent and twice as respondent.
Four volumes consisting of two sets of the formal disputations (one for the opponent to read from, the other for the respondent), which were held to satisfy the requirement (see Administrative/Biographical History). Each book contains the same four Quaestiones, nos. 32757 and 32759 (written in about 1770 and about 1840) being for the opponents, and the other two (written at the same times, and partly in the same words as the opponents' books) for the respondents.
The volumes were presented to the Library by the Registrar in 1899.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 32757-60.
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