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Obstacles To A World Legal Order And Their Removal, F. S. C. Northrop Jan 1952

Obstacles To A World Legal Order And Their Removal, F. S. C. Northrop

Faculty Scholarship Series

T HE present need for a world legal order is obvious. In an atomic
age the settlement of international disputes by resort to force
rather than by recourse to law is so likely, if not absolutely certain,
to mean the end of civilization that it involves a risk which no wise
man, if he can avoid it, will take.
One may well ask why in the face of this fact, evident to all, recent
attempts at a legal world order have failed to achieve their goal. Certainly
the time has come when the cause of this failure must be determined ...


Debt Of Modern Japanese Law To French Law, Charles P. Sherman Jan 1918

Debt Of Modern Japanese Law To French Law, Charles P. Sherman

Faculty Scholarship Series

"Rome," says the great Jhering,"conquered the world three times: first by her armies, second by her religion, third by her law. This third conquest, most pacific of all, is perhaps the most surpassing of all." Not the least among
the juridical conquests of Roman law is modern Japanese law via the world-influence of French law.
The story of the creation and development of the present law of Japan, through vivifying contact with western civilization, which began barely half a century ago, is nothing short of marvelous.
Modern Japan had its beginning irs 1868, when the Shogunate
was destroyeda nd ...