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27 Yale Law Journal 295 (1917)


The Comparative Law Bureau of the American Bar Association has again attested its public service by the publication of an English translation of the Argentine Civil Code. The translator, the late Frank L. Joannini, had already rendered important service by the translation for the United States Bureau of Insular Affairs of several of the codes of our insular possessions. The translation before us evidences the valuable supervision of the committee of revision, Messrs. Eder, Kerr and Wheless. No one who has had experience in rendering into English the legal concepts embraced in the system of a civil-law country can fail to appreciate the difficulty of the translator's task, or be unduly captious in the criticism of terminology.

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