Opening Statements

Opening Statements

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Explores the influence of Dutch law and jurisprudence in colonial America. No society can function without laws, that set of established practices and expectations that guide the way people get along with one another and relate to ruling authorities. Although much has been written about the English roots of American law and jurisprudence, little attention has been paid until recently to the legacy left by the Dutch. In Opening Statements, a broad spectrum of eminent scholars examine the legal heritage that New Netherland bequeathed to New York in the seventeenth century. Even after the transfer of the colony to England placed New York under English Common Law rather than Dutch Roman Law, the Dutch system of jurisprudence continued to influence evolving American concepts of governance, liberty, womena€™s rights, and religious freedom in ways that still resonate in todaya€™s legal culture.Law, Jurisprudence, and the Legacy of Dutch New York Albert M. Rosenblatt, Julia C. Rosenblatt ... The Dutch in New Netherland had a robust arbitration tradition that may be compared to ourpresent arbitration system. ... Indeed, a close reading of a typical credit card agreement, the a€œterms of usea€ of many Web sites, and even many employment agreements will reveal embedded arbitration clauses thatanbsp;...

Title:Opening Statements
Author:Albert M. Rosenblatt, Julia C. Rosenblatt
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2013-06-20


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