The European Brotherhood of Lawyers: The Reinvention of Legal Science in European Private Law

Schepel, Harm (2007) The European Brotherhood of Lawyers: The Reinvention of Legal Science in European Private Law. Law and Social Inquiry, 32 (1). pp. 183-199. ISSN 0897-6546 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Against the historical backdrop of the codification debate in nineteenth century Germany, this article traces the reassertion of ‘legal science’ as an autonomous source of European legal integration in current legal and political discourse about the harmonization of European private law. The article argues that a grasp of widely shared ideas about the role and function of legal science and legal scientists is vital both towards an understanding of the extraordinary impact of the academic project of a European civil code on legal and political discourse in the Union in particular and towards furthering the theory of legal fields in general.

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Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Harm Schepel
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:06
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2012 12:14
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/244 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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