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

17 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2009

Date Written: August 1, 2009

Abstract

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.”

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1463358

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