A complete, modern legal system must be created in each of the "developing nations" of the world to meet the needs of rapid social and economic growth. The problems experienced in imposing a new legal system upon a "developing" society are frequently similar among the various nations. Professor Sedier discusses these problems of general legal development with respect to several new nations. His detailed analysis of the progress of the Ethiopian legal system brings into focus the common denominators of legal and societal evolution. He is particularly qualified to discuss the Ethiopian experience because of his former position as Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Law at Haile Sellassie I University from 1963-1966.
Comparative and Foreign Law | Legal Profession
Robert Allen Sedler, The Development of Legal Systems: The Ethiopian Experience, 53 Iowa L. Rev. 562 (1967).