ECON451 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Richard Posner, England In The Middle Ages, French Revolution

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9 Aug 2016
Department
Course
Professor
Family Law
- Adoption
- Richard Posner
- Market for babies
Role of Courts
- Efficiency
- History
o2 legal traditions
Common law =>England
Civil Tradition => France
- Medieval England
oKings provided protection/quality of life to citizens
oJudges
Dispute reputation
- Written Laws
oGuide to how disputes should be resolved
- Common Law
oKings ordered judges to dispute social norms that were deemed good and codify them
oCommon law judges developed some autonomy
- Some places judges became corrupt
oFrench revolution
Napoleonic rule
- Gathering of politicians, philosophers
- Code was meant to promote ideal society
- Common law
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