Jan M. Smits

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

Professor of European Private Law

P.O. Box 616

Maastricht, NL-6200 MD

Netherlands

http://www.jansmits.eu

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1.

Full Harmonization of Consumer Law? A Critique of the Draft Directive on Consumer Rights

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 18, pp. 5-14, 2010, JFT (Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska föreningen i Finland), No. 3-4, pp. 573-581, 2009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 13 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Consumer Law, Directive on Consumer Rights, Maximum Harmonisation

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What is Legal Doctrine? On the Aims and Methods of Legal-Dogmatic Research

Rob van Gestel, Hans-W. Micklitz & Edward L. Rubin (eds.), Rethinking Legal Scholarship: A Transatlantic Dialogue, New York [Cambridge University Press] 2017, pp. 207-228, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2015/06
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2017
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Methodology of legal research, Black letter law, Legal system, Comparison Europe-US, Law and…, New Private Law

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A European Private Law as a Mixed Legal System

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 5, pp. 328-340, 1998
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Private Law, Unification, Comparative Law

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Law Making in the European Union: On Globalization and Contract Law in Divergent Legal Cultures

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 67, No. 4, pp. 1181-1203, 2007
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 09 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Globalization, Regulation, Contract Law, European Union

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European Private Law: A Plea for a Spontaneous Legal Order

EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND LAW, Deirdre M. Curtin, Jan M. Smits et al, Antwerpen-Oxford, pp. 55-107, 2006, Maastricht University Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2006-03
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Apr 2006 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European integration, contract law, spontaneous order

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Comparative Law and its Influence on National Legal Systems

THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Mathias Reimann & Reinhard Zimmermann, eds., pp. 477-512, Oxford, 2006
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 27 Feb 2007 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2009
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Comparative law

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The Draft-Common Frame of Reference (CFR) for a European Private Law: Fit for Purpose?

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, pp. 145-148, 2008
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Common Frame of Reference (DCFR), European Private Law

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Convergence of Private Law in Europe: Towards a New Ius Commune?

COMPARATIVE LAW: A HANDBOOK, Esin Örücü & David Nelken, eds., pp. 219-240, 2007, Oxford: Hart Publishing
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 15 May 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Convergence; private law; ius commune; comparative law

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Problems of Uniform Sales Law – Why the CISG May Not Promote International Trade

Published in: Larry A. DiMatteo (ed.), International Sales Law: A Global Challenge, Cambridge 2014, pp. 605-611;, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2013/1
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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CISG, Vienna Sales Convention, uniform laws, international trade

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The Principles of European Contract Law and the Harmonization of Private Law in Europe

LA TERCERA PARTE DE LOS PRINCIPIOS DE DERECHO CONTRACTUAL EUROPEO, VALENCIA [TIRANT], Antoni Vacquer, ed., pp. 567-590, 2005
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 30 Aug 2005
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European private law, comparative law, contract law

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The Law of Contract: An Introduction

Published in: Jaap Hage & Bram Akkermans (eds.), Introduction to Law, Heidelberg 2014, pp. 51-70
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 05 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Contract law, Legal education, European Law School

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Nordic Law in a European Context: Some Comparative Observations

NORDIC LAW - BETWEEN TRADITION AND DYNAMISM, Jaakko Husa, Kimmo Nuotio & Heikki Pihlajamäki, eds., pp. 55-64, Antwerp-Oxford (Intersentia), 2007
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Nordic law, Scandinavia, comparative law, social engineering

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The Reform of the French Law of Obligations: Les Jeux Sont Faits

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2016-05
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 01 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2016
Jan M. Smits and Caroline Calomme
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Law of obligations, Contract law, French law, Codification, Causa

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European Harmonisation of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a Competitive Model and a Critique of the Proposed Unified Patent Court

Published in: Ansgar Ohly & Justine Pila (eds.), The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law: Towards a European Legal Methodology, Oxford [Oxford University Press] 2013, pp. 39-55, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2012/16
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 26 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015
Jan M. Smits and William Bull
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and Maastricht University
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IP law, European patent, Unified Patent Court, Uniform interpretation, Optional regimes

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Redefining Normative Legal Science: Towards an Argumentative Discipline

METHODS OF HUMAN RIGHTS RESEARCH, F. Coomans, F. Grünfeld, M. Kamminga, eds., Antwerp-Oxford, 2009, 45-58, TICOM Working Paper No. 2009/7
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 30 May 2009 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2009
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal science, Methodology, Normative approach

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The Common European Sales Law (CESL) Beyond Party Choice

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2012/11, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht, Vol. 20, pp. 904-917, 2012
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2013
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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CESL, European Union, Optional regimes, Sales, Spill-over effects, Networks, Autonomous interpretation, Judicial dialogue, CISG, Legal services

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A European Law on Unjustified Enrichment? A Critical View of the Law of Restitution in the Draft Common Frame of Reference (CFR)

EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW BEYOND THE COMMON FRAME OF REFERENCE, Antoni Vaquer, ed., Groningen 2008, 153-163
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 09 Mar 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European private law, draft Common Frame of Reference, restitution, multilevel governance

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Optional Law: A Plea for Multiple Choice in Private Law

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 17, pp. 347-352, 2010
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Optional contract code, European company (SE), Mandatory law, Legal tourism, DCFR

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On Successful Legal Transplants in a Future Ius Commune Europaeum

COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Andrew Harding & Esin Örücü, eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Mar 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal transplants, ius commune, harmonisation

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Import and Export of Legal Models: The Dutch Experience

Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 13, pp. 551-574, 2003
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 09 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Law reform, Legal Transplants, Central and Eastern Europe, Migration of Dutch law

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Party Choice and the Common European Sales Law, or: How to Prevent the CESL from Becoming a Lemon on the Law Market

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2012/13, Common Market Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 51-68, 2013
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 15 May 2012 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2013
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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CESL, contract law, European Union, optional regimes, jurisdictional competition, preferences, ranking

22.

European Legal Education, or: How to Prepare Students for Global Citizenship?

The Law Teacher, Vol. 45, pp. 163-180, 2011 , Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Working Paper No. 2011/02
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 16 Dec 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal Education, European Law School, Socratic Method, Problem-Based Learning

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A Dialogue on Comparative Functionalism

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 18, pp. 554-558, 2011
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2012
Jan M. Smits and Jaakko Husa
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and University of Helsinki - Faculty of Law
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functionalism, comparative methodology, rules of thumb

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Contract Law in the European Union: Convergence or Not?

Sammelband 4. Europäischer Juristentag, Wien 2008 pp. 45-65, TICOM Working Paper Series on Comparative and Transnational Law No. 2008/1
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 May 2008 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Measuring convergence, private law, European harmonisation, breach of contract, prescription

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Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1

Contract Law: A Comparative Introduction, Chapter 1 (pp. 3-15), Edward Elgar Publishing 2014
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Oct 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Contract law, international classroom

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The German Schuldrechtsmodernisierung and the New Dutch Civil Code: A Study in Parallel

SCHULDRECHTSMODERNISIERUNG UND EUROPÄISCHES VERTRAGSRECHT, Oliver Remien, ed., pp. 117-131, Tübingen 2008, TICOM Working Paper on Comparative and Transnational Law No. 2008/7
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 21 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Law of obligations, reform, Dutch Civil Code, BGB

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Plurality of Sources in European Private Law, or: How to Live with Legal Diversity?

THE FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW, pp. 323-335, Roger Brownsword, Hans-W Micklitz, Leone Niglia & Stephen Weatherill, eds., Oxford, 2011, Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Working Paper No. 2011/14
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 07 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 14 Nov 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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pluralism, fragmentation, sources, private international law, multilevel law making, functional approach

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The Draft Common Frame of Reference, Methodological Nationalism and the Way Forward

European Review of Contract Law, Vol. 4, pp. 270-280, 2009
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Common Frame of Reference, DCFR, European Private Law, Methodological Nationalism

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Diversity of Contract Law and the European Internal Market

THE NEED FOR A EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW: EMPIRICAL AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES, Jan Smits, ed., pp. 153-186, Groningen, 2005, Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2005/9
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Private Law, Unification, Interdisciplinary approach

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The Good Samaritan in European Private Law; on the Perils of Principles Without a Programme and a Programme for the Future

Inaugural lecture Maastricht University 2000; Deventer (Kluwer) 2000
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 16 Nov 2005 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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The Right to Change Your Mind? Rethinking the Usefulness of Mandatory Rights of Withdrawal in Consumer Contract Law

Penn State International Law Review, Vol. 29, pp. 671-684, 2011, Maastricht Faculty of Law European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Working Paper No. 2011/01
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 03 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Contract Law, Withdrawal Rights, Cooling Off-Periods, Crowding Out, Consumer Behavior, Altruism, Multilevel Lawmaking

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Legal Culture as Mental Software, or: How to Overcome National Legal Culture?

PRIVATE LAW AND THE MANY CULTURES OF EUROPE, Thomas Wilhelmsson, Elina Paunio, Annika Pohjolainen, eds., Alphen aan den Rijn, pp. 141-151, 2007, Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2007-2
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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legal culture, unification, Hofstede

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If You Shoot My Dog, I Ma Kill Yo’ Cat: An Enquiry into the Principles of Hip-Hop Law

Ars Aequi 62 (2013), pp. 99-108
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 10 Mar 2013
Jan M. Smits, Andrei Ernst, Steven Iseger and Nida Riaz
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI), Maastricht University, Maastricht University and Maastricht University
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law and literature, law and popular culture, music, hip-hop, punishment, respect, evolution

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The Future of Contract Law in Europe

MAASTRICHT EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW INSTITUTE WORKING PAPER No. 2015/2, Christian Twigg-Flesner (ed.), Research Handbook on EU Consumer and Contract Law (2015), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Feb 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European contract law, Globalisation, Futurology, Legal actors, Judicial activism, Trust-building

The Complexity of Transnational Law: Coherence and Fragmentation of Private Law

University of Helsinki Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 1
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 18 Apr 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Sources, Complexity of Law, European Private Law, Private International Law

The Complexity of Transnational Law: Coherence and Fragmentation of Private Law

Helsinki Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 12 Apr 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Sources, Complexity of Law, European Private Law, Private International Law

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Private Law and Fundamental Rights: A Sceptical View

CONSTITUTIONALISATION OF PRIVATE LAW, T. Barkhuysen, S. Lindenbergh, eds., Leiden/Boston, pp. 9-22, 2006
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Sep 2006 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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private law, fundamental rights

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The Harmonisation of Private Law in Europe: Some Insights from Evolutionary Theory

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 31, pp. 79-99, 2002
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2009
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Private Law, Evolution, Comparative Law

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Private Law 2.0: On the Role of Private Actors in a Post-National Society

Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law and Eleven International Publishing, 2011, Maastricht Faculty of Law
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Post-National Law, Codification, Private Actors, Future of Private Law

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The Europeanisation of National Legal Systems: Some Consequences for Legal Thinking in Civil Law Countries

EPISTEMOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY OF COMPARATIVE LAW, Mark Van Hoecke, ed., Hart Publishing, pp. 229-245, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Sep 2005
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Comparative Law; Europe; Legal Reasoning;

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The Principle of Unjust Enrichment and Formation of Contract: The Importance of a Hidden Policy Factor

European Review of Private Law, Vol. 14, pp. 423-435, 2006
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 20 Jul 2006
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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restitution, contracts, comparative law

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Does the Law of Delict Have a Future? On Neuroscience and Liability

Essays in Honour of Johann Neethling, Durban 2015, pp. 451-457, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2015/1
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Neurolaw, Tort law

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Human Dignity and Uniform Law: An Unhappy Relationship

TICOM Working Paper on Comparative and Transnational Law No. 2008/2, ESSAYS IN HONOR OF SAUL LITVINOFF, Olivier Moréteau, Julio Romanach, Alberto Zuppi, eds., pp. 749-760, Baton Rouge, 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 14 May 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Public policy, ordre public, human dignity, human rights, harmonization

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A Radical View of Legal Pluralism

PLURALISM AND EUROPEAN LAW, Leone Niglia, ed., Oxford, 2012, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2012/1
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Pluralism, sources of law, private law, justice, party autonomy, multiculturalism

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European Private Law and the Comparative Method

THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO EUROPEAN UNION PRIVATE LAW, Christian Twigg-Flessner, ed., pp. 33-43, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European private law, Comparative method, Harmonisation, Directives, Court of Justice EU, Principles

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Does Law Matter? An Introduction

DOES LAW MATTER? ON LAW AND ECONOMIC GROWTH, Michael Faure & Jan Smits, eds., Cambridge-Antwerp, 2011, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2011/35
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 29 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2011
Jan M. Smits and Michael G. Faure
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and University of Maastricht - Faculty of Law, Metro
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Legal origins, economic growth, comparative law, economic analysis, China

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Common Core Evaluation of the Draft CFR - Book VII (Unjustified Enrichment)

A FACTUAL ASSESSMENT OF THE DRAFT COMMON FRAME OF REFERENCE, pp. 249-268, Luisa Antoniolli & Francesca Fiorentini, eds., München 2010, Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 2009-04
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 12 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 24 Nov 2010
Jan M. Smits and Vanessa Mak
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) and Tilburg Law School
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Draft Common Frame of Reference, Harmonisation, European private law, Unjustified enrichment

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The Future of European Contract Law: On Diversity and the Temptation of Elegance

TOWARDS A EUROPEAN IUS COMMUNE IN LEGAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, Michael Faure, Jan Smits and Hildegard Schneider, eds., Antwerpen (Intersentia), pp. 239-256, 2002
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2010
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Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Contract Law, Harmonisation, Europe

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Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility Codes Under Private Law, Or: On the Disciplining Power of Legal Doctrine

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 24, pp. 99-113, 2017, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2015/09
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 09 Oct 2015 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2017
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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CSR, Binding nature of corporate social responsibility, Typology of cases

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New European Union Proposals for Distance Sales and Digital Contents Contracts: Fit for Purpose?

Zeitschrift für europäisches Privatrecht 2016, pp. 319-324
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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The New EU Proposal for Harmonised Rules for the Online Sales of Tangible Goods (COM (2015) 635): Conformity, Lack of Conformity and Remedies

European Parliament Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, briefing note PE 536.492, European Union Publications Office, February 2016, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2016/01
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Trusts in Mixed Legal Systems: A Challenge to Comparative Trust Law

European Review of Private Law, pp. 421-426, 2000
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Mar 2010
J. Michael Milo and Jan M. Smits
Utrecht University and Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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trusts, mixed jurisdictions, European private law

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Who Does What? On Cameron, Rutte and the Optimal Distribution of Competences Among the European Union and the Member States

Published in: Kai Purnhagen & Peter Rott (eds.), Varieties of European Economic Law and Regulation: Liber Amicorum for Hans Micklitz, Heidelberg 2014, pp. 343-357; , Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2013/16
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Union, Competences, Subsidiarity, Economics of federalism, Decentralisation

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European Private Law and Democracy: A Misunderstood Relationship

ESSAYS IN THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF REGULATION IN HONOUR OF ANTHONY OGUS, Michael Faure & Frank Stephen, eds., pp. 49-59, Antwerp-Oxford 2008
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Democracy, Private Law, Legitimacy

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Democracy and (European) Private Law: A Functional Approach

European Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 2, pp. 26-40, 2009, Tilburg University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 001/2010
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 12 May 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Private Law, Democracy, Legitimacy

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Toward a Multi-Layered Contract Law for Europe

AN ACADEMIC GREEN PAPER ON EUROPEAN CONTRACT LAW, Stefan Grundmann & Jules Stuyck, eds., pp. 387-398, Kluwer Law International, 2002
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 09 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European Private Law, Contract Law

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The Expanding Circle of Contract Law

Stellenbosch Law Review, 2016, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2016/03
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 02 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Contracts and third parties, Privity, Violability, Global justice, Corporate Social Responsibility, Foreign direct liability claims, Externalities, far-away countries

57.

Three Models of Legal Education and a Plea for Differentiation

China-EU Law Journal 3 (2014), pp. 55-63 , Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2013/12
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 10 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 25 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal education, curriculum contents, effectus civilis, liberal law, legal engineering

58.

Rethinking Methods in European Private Law

PRACTICE AND THEORY IN COMPARATIVE LAW, Maurice Adams & Jacco Bomhoff, eds., pp. 170-185, Cambridge 2012, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2012/15
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 26 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Methodology, European private law

59.

Is Law a Parasite? An Evolutionary Explanation of Differences Among Legal Traditions

Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 7, pp. 791-804, 2011, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2011/31
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jan 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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evolutionary analysis of law, memetics, comparative law

60.

Of the Vocation of Our Age Against Codification: On Civil Codes in the Information Society

Published in: J.M. Milo, J.H.A. Lokin & J.M. Smits (eds.), Tradition, Codification and Unification, Cambridge-Antwerp 2014, pp. 245-255; , Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2013/11
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal information management, codification, law entrepreneurs

61.

Who Does What in Consumer Law? A Search for Criteria for Centralised Lawmaking

Published in: B. Akkermans et al (eds.), Who Does What? On the allocation of regulatory competences in European Private Law, Cambridge-Antwerp 2015, pp. 97-123, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2014/12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 12 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2015
Maastricht University, Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI), Maastricht European Private Law Institute, Maastricht University Faculty of Law and Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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European private law, Distribution of competences, Doorstep selling, Online shopping, Trustmarks

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Private Law in a Post-National Society: From Ex Post to Ex Ante Governance

Published in: Miguel Maduro, Kaarlo Tuori & Suvi Sankari (eds.), Transnational Law: Rethinking European Law and Legal Thinking, Cambridge 2014, pp. 307-320, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2013/2
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 27 May 2015
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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transnational law, alternative ordering, rule making, enforcement, dispute resolution, legality

63.

Do Small Jurisdictions Have a More Complex Law? A Numerical Experiment in Constitutional and Private Law

Alexis Albarian & Olivier Moréteau (eds.), Le droit compare et…/Comparative Law and…, Aix-en-Provence 2016, pp. 473-485, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2015/05
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 28 May 2015 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Complexity, Size of jurisdictions, Numerical comparative law

64.

Till Death Us Do Part? On Lifelong and Fixed-Term Marriage

MAASTRICHT EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW INSTITUTE WORKING PAPER No. 2016/9
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Family law, Marriage duration, Nikah Mutah, Contractualisation, Wedlease

65.

The Sharing Economy and the Law: Food for European Lawyers

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 23 (2016), pp. 903-907
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 02 Mar 2017
Caroline Cauffman and Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University and Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Sharing economy, EU, Uber, Airbnb

66.

Law and Popular Culture: Five Papers on Alternative Perceptions of Justice

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2016/hors serie
Number of pages: 132 Posted: 20 Feb 2016
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI), Maastricht University, Student, Maastricht University, Students, Maastricht University, Students, Maastricht University, Students and Maastricht University, Students
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Law; popular culture

67.

The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction

The Mind and Method of the Legal Academic, Introduction (pp. 1-7), Edward Elgar Publishing 2012
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Jun 2014
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Legal scholarship, research methodology

68.

What Do Nationalists Maximise? A Public Choice Perspective on the (Non-) Europeanization of Private Law

European Review of Contract Law Vol. 8, pp. 296-310 (2012), Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2012/9
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2012
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Nationalism, European Union, Volksgeist, Resistance, Europeanization, Public choice, Codification, Legal culture

69.

Beyond Euroscepticism: On the Choice of Legal Regimes as Empowerment of Citizens

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2010
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Nov 2010
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Euroscepticism, European private law, party choice, legal tourism

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Law and Interdisciplinarity: On the Inevitable Normativity of Legal Studies

Critical Analysis of Law 1:1 (2014), 75-86, Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper 2014/10
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 10 May 2014
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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Critical legal thinking, contextually, legal studies

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The Phylogeny of the Unpaid Seller’s Right to Vindicate Goods: A Test Study

Maastricht European Private Law Institute Working Paper No. 2018/01 , Maastricht Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018/01
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Jan 2018
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
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unpaid seller, price payment-rule, phylogenetics, legal history, law of sales