Robert Bruce (1718-1785)

About Bruce

  • Regius Professor of the Law of Nature and Nations, 1759-1764
  • Lord Kennet (1764)
  • Son-in-law of George Abercromby of Tullibody


  • Advertised his ‘Course of Lectures upon GROTIUS DE JURE BELLI AC PACIS’ in Oct 1759 (Cairns, ‘First’ 23*)
  • 40 students in session 1763-64 (Cairns, ‘Famous’137*)
  • ‘lectured regularly to large classes’ (Emerson, Academic patronage 262*)

*For references, please see the Site Bibliography.