03/13/2012 () · Cologne · University of Cologne
Lecture & Discussion
Cologne: »The role of German legal scholarship in the turn to history in late nineteenth-century American Legal thought«
In Cooperation with the German-American Lawyers-Association the Amerika Haus e.V. NRW invited to a lecture and discussion with Professor David M. Rabban.
Moderation: Professor Dr. Hans-Peter Haferkamp
Institute of Modern History of Private Law and German Legal History at the University of Cologne
German lawyers have become used to looking closely towards the U.S. legal development.
The cultural impact of these developments is high and sometimes you get the impression that the U.S. influence on legal developments makes Europe look like pupils in the competition of legal systems.
This may be an exaggerated view of things. But this has not always been like this.
Professor Rabban outlined the impact influence German law had in the 19th Century in the United States. Especially because many of the leading U.S. legal scholars studied in Germany. Therefore the German law played an important role in the development of a transatlantic shift towards the historical analysis of law in the United States.
Professor David M. Rabban obtained a B.A. at Wesleyan University and a J.D. at Stanford Law School in 1974. Professor Rabban is an expert in Constitutional Law, Free Speech and Higher Education. His book "Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History." ís soon to be released.
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