Professor John Bell of the University of Cambridge Law School presents "The Relevance of Foreign Examples to Legal Development" for the ninth annual Bernstein Lecture. The lecture addresses three claims: governance through law is a universal and global activity and therefore its application cannot be confined to a specific jurisdiction; institutional activities of legislating and deciding cases are part of a conversation that extends beyond jurisdictional boundaries; and arguments based on foreign experience have only a limited persuasive status in national legal reasoning and therefore require discussion at a general rather than specific level.
The 9th Annual Bernstein Lecture: John Bell
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