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

12 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2005

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Jan M. Smits

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

Abstract

This paper focuses on the consequences of the Europeanisation of private law for national legal thinking. It is restricted to a discussion of the consequences of Europeanisation in civil law countries. Discussed are the influence on the plurality of sources of law, systematisation of law, legal reasoning, interpretation and style of legal scholarship.

Keywords: Comparative Law; Europe; Legal Reasoning;

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Smits, Jan M., 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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=803164

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