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Prof. Dr. Heikki Pihlajamäki (Helsinki)
(May 2014)

Welcome to the new forum historiae iuris

In recent decades, legal history has increasingly abandoned its national heritage, transforming into an international discipline, and acquiring new tones of globalization and comparative methodology. Our discipline is moving forward. This is precisely one of the reasons, in addition to general budget cuts, why disciplines such as legal history, comparative law and legal theory face attacks. These are the legal disciplines, which could play a crucial part in preparing the legal world for the on-going changes: linking the local to the global, the regional to the national, and the national to the global. Instead of cuts, these theoretical disciplines deserve rather more than less funds.