Henri Capitant

Henri Capitant (1865–1937) was a French jurist.

He was a professor and noted teacher of law at Grenoble (1891) and at the Faculty of Law of Paris (1908). Several of his legal textbooks have had a lasting effect on French legal education, including ''Introduction à l' étude du droit civil'' (1898), ''Cours élémentaire de droit civil'' (1914-16 with Ambroise Colin), ''Questions de droit civil'' (1933) and ''Grands arrêts de la jurisprudence civile'' (1934).

Capitant pursued an ideal of the unity of legal education, jurisprudence and legislation. A declared conservative, he objected to legal innovation, which he saw as generally threatening to a purpose of law – the preservation of individual liberty. He co-founded the Paris Institute of Comparative Law in 1931. Provided by Wikipedia
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