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Legrand, Pierre


  • Negative Comparative Law (a critical conspectus on the theory of foreign and comparative research in law) (Routledge, forthcoming 2019)
  • Le Droit comparé, no. 5th (Presses Universitaires de France, 2015)
  • Pour la relevance des droits étrangers (IRJS Editions, 2014)

Chapters of Books or Articles within Books

  • “Derrida?s Gadamer ” in Law?s Hermeneutics: Other Investigations p.144 (Glanert, and Girard, eds.) (Routledge, 2017)
  • “Withholding Translation” in Comparative Law: Engaging Translation p.208 (Glanert, ed.) (Routledge, 2014)
  • “Issues in the Translatability of Law” in Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation p.30 (Bermann, and Wood, eds.) (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  • “The Same and the Different” in Comparative Legal Studies: Traditions and Transitions p.240 (Legrand, and Munday, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Journal Articles

  • “Law?s Translation, Imperial Predilections and the Endurance of the Self” in 20 The Translator 290 (2014)
  • “Foreign Law: Understanding Understanding” in 6 Journal of Comparative Law 67 (2011)
  • “Siting Foreign Law: How Derrida Can Help” in 21 Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law 595 (2011)
  • “On the Singularity of Law” in 47 Harvard International Law Journal 517 (2006)

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