Hugo Grotius, discussed at IE University

Written on November 28, 2013 by Roberto Arribas in Law, Lectures

5 Tammo Wallinga 28 11 13Tammo Wallinga, Professor of Legal History at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium), delivered today a conference in the Segovia campus of IE University under the title “Grotius: Reshaping the Law of Obligations.” 

In the conference, Professor Wallinga explained how the humanist and natural law trends of the 16th and 17th centuries influenced the systematization of private law, in particular through the contributions of the great Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), which would deeply affect the manner in which law would be conceived in Europe from that moment until today. 

Professor Wallinga was introduced by Marco de Benito, Professor of Legal History at IE University, with Bart Wauters, also Professor of Legal History at IE University, acting as discussant. 

The conference was held under the auspices of the European Module “Towards a Common Private Law of Europe,” an IE University undertaking within the prestigious Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission. Headed by Professor Marco de Benito, the Module aims at helping students, scholars, and lawyers develop a more global and comparative understanding of the law. 


6 Tammo Wallinga 28 11 13Conferencia sobre Hugo Grocio en IE University

Tammo Wallinga, Profesor de Historia del Derecho en las Universidades Erasmus de Rotterdam (Holanda) y Amberes (Bélgica), dio hoy una conferencia en el campus de Segovia de IE University con el título “Grotius: Reshaping the Law of Obligations.”

El Profesor Wallinga explicó cómo los paradigmas humanistas e iusnaturalistas de los siglos 16th y 17th influyeron en la sistematización del Derecho privado, especialmente a través del gran jurista holandés Hugo Grocio (1583-1645). Las contribuciones de Grocio marcaron fuertemente el modo de concebir la ciencia jurídica en Europa, llegando su influencia hasta nuestros días.

El ponente fue presentado por Marco de Benito, y Bart Wauters fungió como discussant. Ambos son Profesores de Historia del Derecho en IE University.

La conferencia tuvo lugar en el marco del Módulo Europeo “Hacia un Derecho privado común para Europa”, un proyecto de IE University dentro del prestigioso Programa Jean Monnet de la Comisión Europea. Dirigido por el Profesor Marco de Benito, el objetivo del Módulo es contribuir a una visión del Derecho más global y comparada, no sólo entre los alumnos sino en la comunidad jurídica, académica y profesional.


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