Biography of James Law
James Law (c 1560-1632) was Archbishop of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University, 1615 to 1632.
A graduate of the University of St Andrews, Law was ordained a minister and became a royal chaplain. He was appointed Bishop of Orkney in 1605 and, ten years later, he was elevated to the Glasgow See. He is buried in the chancel of Glasgow Cathedral.
Law was a loyal supporter of King James I and VI's policies to promote episcopalianism in Scotland. He was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1608.