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Volume13
MonthNovember
Year2011
TitleThe Genius of Roman Law From a Law and Economics Perspective
Author(s)Juan Javier del Granado
First Page301
AbstractThe Article is organized as follows: The first part of this Article will introduce Roman private law, and sketch out the law and economics methodology to be applied to the Roman classical system. The second part of this Article will discuss the Roman private law of property, obligations, as well as commerce and finance. The third part will discuss the interaction of private law and private morality in the construction of Roman social order. The fourth part of this Article will discuss private procedural aspects of the Roman legal system. The fifth and final part of this Article will discuss how law and economics can help civil law scholars in Latin America reorganize their legal systems in restating private law for the twenty-first century.