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Comparative Law and the Legal Origins Thesis: '[N] On Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus'


Vivian Grosswald Curran


University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

August 1, 2009

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, 2009
University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-24

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This essay offers some suggestions for comparative law’s discomfort with the Legal Origins Thesis. The Legal Origins Thesis then becomes the point of departure for a discussion of contemporary comparative law’s “existential angst.”

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Keywords: Legal Origins Thesis, comparative law, comparative legal methodology, comparative law and history

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Date posted: August 28, 2009  

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Curran, Vivian Grosswald, Comparative Law and the Legal Origins Thesis: '[N] On Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus' (August 1, 2009). American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 57, 2009; University of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-24. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1463358

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