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Journal of Civil & Legal Sciences
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Should Law Look East?

Leon Wolff*

Faculty of Law, Bond University, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Leon Wolff
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law
Bond University, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: February 03, 2012; Accepted Date: February 06, 2012; Published Date: February 10, 2012

Citation: Wolff L (2012) Should Law Look East? J Civil Legal Sci 1:e101. doi: 10.4172/2169-0170.1000e101

Copyright: © 2012 Wolff L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


How well-equipped is the discipline of law to cope with complex questions arising in the emerging Asian Century? This editorial article reviews how time and space namely, the predominance of European and American power in 19th and 20th centuries have forged an Anglo-American emphasis in traditional disciplines of law, such as comparative law and its more recent cousins of international law and global law. The editorial poses the question of whether this limits the ability of traditional legal disciplines to make sense of complex political, economic and social questions emerging during the Asian Century. It further interrogates whether traditional legal disciplines can be rehabilitated to engage sensibly with Asian legal power or whether a new discipline of ‘Asian Law’ is warranted.