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Researching Historical Sources of the Civil Law

This lesson will introduce you to the civil law tradition and show you how to research civil law historical sources. The lesson covers the five major types of world legal systems, explains the current and historical sources of the civil law, and discusses the importance of historical sources in civil law research and interpretation. Specific historical sources are identified, as well as ideas for using secondary sources to make sure that your research is on the right track.

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45 minutes
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LR144