The Ties that Bind: T B Smith as a Comparative Lawyer

Daniel Visser

in A Mixed Legal System in Transition

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780748623358
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651467 | DOI:
The Ties that Bind: T B Smith as a Comparative Lawyer

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This chapter focuses on Professor Smith's approach to affinity. This particular view of Smith is chosen because it reveals important details about his approach to comparative analysis; and the main aim of this chapter is to define T B Smith as a comparative lawyer. It begins by highlighting key statements by Smith regarding affinity and connectedness in order to give some idea of what was important to him. It then considers how the things that mattered to him influenced the way in which he used comparative law. Finally, it describes how he fits into the broader world of comparative legal scholarship.

Keywords: affinity; comparative analysis; comparative law; comparative legal scholarship

Chapter.  10104 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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