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Language of law is a route through which external influences are carried. This article analyses the systems of Hong Kong, Louisiana, Scotland, and Quebec and how legal language has changed, changes or will (probably) change their character as mixed leg al systems.

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It explains the process of legal cultural change and what role legal language plays in the process in the mixed legal systems.

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Personally this is an important piece because it combines comparative law and legal linguistics and goes beyond description.

Jaakko Husa
Helsingin Yliopisto

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This page is a summary of: Language of Law and Invasive Legal Species – Endemic Systems, Colonisation, and Viability of Mixed Law, Global Journal of Comparative Law, June 2020, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/2211906x-00902001.
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