Borrowing Private Law in Latin America: Andrés Bello's Use of the Code Napoléon in Drafting the Chilean Civil Code

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M. C. Mirow

Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This article discusses Bello's sources and methods in light of Alan Watson's theory of legal transplants. It provides examples from Bello's drafting of provisions on inheritance law in the Chilean Civil Code and specifically addresses the influence of the Code Napoleon.

Keywords: Bello, Code, Napoleon, inheritance, Chile, France, Argentina, transplant, borrowing, migration

Suggested Citation

Mirow, M. C., Borrowing Private Law in Latin America: Andrés Bello's Use of the Code Napoléon in Drafting the Chilean Civil Code (2001). Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 2, 2001, Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1586836

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