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On Successful Legal Transplants in a Future Ius Commune Europaeum
COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2002)
  • Jan M Smits
Abstract
This paper investigates to what extent legal transplants can contribute to the emergence of a harmonised private law for the European Union. Its focus is not on the way in which or why legal transplants take place, but on what they lead to. The paper discusses several views on why legal transplants are important and puts forward one particular view of legal harmonisation in which the borrowing of law is of main importance.
Keywords
  • Legal transplants,
  • Harmonization
Disciplines
Publication Date
2002
Editor
Andrew Harding and Esin Örücü
Citation Information
Jan M Smits. "On Successful Legal Transplants in a Future Ius Commune Europaeum" LondonCOMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jan_smits/20/