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Professor Paul du Plessis to present expert seminar at University of Zurich

Mon 25 November 2019

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Professor Paul du Plessis has been appointed as Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich, where he will give an expert seminar to staff and students.

The seminar, which will be delivered on 6th December, is titled Recht und Gesellschaft im Denken des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts [Law and society in the thinking of the 19th and 20th centuries].

Prof du Plessis will address the idea of ​​‘an inseparable bond between law and society’, which was a recurring theme in Enlightenment thinking. The main themes of the seminar will cover: Savigny and the Volksgeist; Eugen Ehrlich and the "living right”; Ehrlich's Debate with Kelsen on the "Living Right”; Henry Maine and the "primitive" law; Max Weber and Roman law; Karl Marx and Roman law; Alan Watson and "legal transplants”; and Lawrence Friedman and the "Legal Culture”.

Full details of the seminar can be found on the University of Zurich’s website.