Santiago Legarre, ‘Common Law, Civil Law, and the Challenge from Federalism’

This short article hast two parts. The first one consists of biographical considerations about the life of the remarkable, late Saul Litvinoff, formerly a professor of law at Paul M Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University. The bulk of the article explores the challenge posed by federalism for civil law jurisdictions. The argument is made that the diversity of legislations in a federal country belonging to the civil law world (such as Argentina) conspires against a desirable uniformity in the law.

Legarre, Santiago, Common Law, Civil Law, and the Challenge from Federalism (February 5, 2016). 3 Journal of Civil Law Studies 39 (2010).

First posted 2016-02-08 06:59:41

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