Legal historians as designers

5 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2021

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Adolfo Giuliani

Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory

Date Written: October 2, 2021


One of the features of information societies is the importance acquired by design. When we turn to the legal field, we see this tendency reflected in the increasing role of legal professionals as legal designers. This observation applies to legal historians too. Their growing function is not only to be diggers of historical facts but also designers of the explanatory keys to make them understandable.

Keywords: information society, design, legal history

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Giuliani, Adolfo, Legal historians as designers (October 2, 2021). Available at SSRN: or

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Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory ( email )

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