This is my blog on Private Law Theory. It is mainly an updater and point of contact for those working in the area.
Private Law Theory is an emerging discipline in law schools and elsewhere. Private law itself is a core set of disciplines within law, and can roughly be divided between Property Law (land, personal property, intellectual property …) and the Law of Obligations (Contract, Tort, Restitution …). Each different jurisdiction has its own version of these disciplines. Private Law Theory looks for theoretical perspectives to describe, explain and unify these areas. In doing so, theorists typically draw on a number of the surrounding disciplines, such as Comparative Law, Jurisprudence, Philosophy, Economics, History and Sociology.
The site is updated regularly. For those who wish to follow updates but find it inconvenient to revisit the site on a regular basis, there is an RSS feed, and an e-mail subscription facility. If there is demand for other feeds (e.g. a Twitter feed) then I’m sure something can be arranged – contact me and say what would be useful.
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