Grotius: reshaping the law of obligations

On November 28, 2013, Tammo Wallinga, Professor of Legal History at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium), led a seminar under the title “Grotius: Reshaping the Law of Obligations”.

In the conference, held in the Segovia campus of IE University, Professor Wallinga explained how the humanist and natural law trends of the 16th and 17th centuries influenced the systematization of private law, in particular through the contributions of the great Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), which would deeply affect the manner in which law would be conceived in Europe from that moment until today.

Professor Wallinga was introduced by Marco de Benito, with Bart Wauters acting as discussant.