Comparative School

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The Comparative School

The comparative school, “of which the leading early exponents were the German legal scholar Rudolf von Jhering and Albert Hermann Post, represents a widening of the field of investigation. Each national law is studied historically and the various national systems are compared at similar stages of development. As a result of this process, not only may the normal course of legal development be discovered, but that which is universal and human may be separated from that which is particular to a single nation or to a special stage of development. Then, as Jhering hoped, it may eventually become possible to write a history of the law of the world. Among the leading British and American writers on comparative law were James Barr Ames, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Henry Maine, Frederick William Maitland, and Sir Frederick Pollock.”(1)

Other Schools of Jurisprudence

In the last decades, others principal schools of jurisprudence are:



1. “Jurisprudence,”Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2000. Contributed By William O. Douglas, M.A., LL.B., LL.D. Late Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

See Also

Science or Theory of Law
Legal Positivism
Hans Kelsen
Natural Law
Schools of legal theories
Comparative Law Contents
List of comparative law publications in english
Dictionary of International and Comparative Law

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