Conference: Understanding Legal Reasoning: A Role for History and Philosophy in Modern Private Law, University of Groningen, 11-12 September 2014

The privileged flow of communication which used to link private lawyers to legal historians and philosophers is nowadays reduced to a trickle. Today, most private lawyers, influenced by a European trend in higher education which encourages specialisation at the expense of foundational subjects, ask themselves why historical and philosophical modules have not yet been removed from the academic curricula in favour of legal subjects perceived as more in line with current developments. Yet, the European legal systems were developed by jurists who were well aware of the historical and theoretical roots of their science … (more, speakers, registration)

[University of Groningen, 21 May]

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