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Acquisitive Prescription: Its Existing World-Wide Uniformity, 21 Yale Law Journal 147 (1911)


The recent appeal of Lord Justice Kennedy1 for unified laws
covering the various fundamental transactions of business and of
domestic relations is not a mere dream, but rests on a solid foundation
of fact,-namely the too-often overlooked agreement as to
essentials which exists in modern law throughout the world.
So thoroughly have the principles of Roman law survived or
been re-absorbed in all modern jurisprudence that a movement
for unification of the private laws of the world is a natural result
of this situation. The world of today is witnessing a virtual
economic unity, and also something approaching a political unity
as a result of the growth of arbitration and treaties: is it time to
try to supplement these unities by a unification of private laws?

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Roman law, commerce law, private law