Valeur et nature de l’enseignement juridique

Claude Du Pasquier

Claude Du Pasquier, Valeur et nature de l’enseignement juridique (Mé­moi­res publiés par la Faculté de Droit de l’Université de Genève, vol. 7), Genève: Librairie de l’Université, 1950, 29 pp.

Introduction/Historical Situation and Systematic Context

The occasion to treat “La formation du juriste et les valeurs humaines”, and “Que vous propose la Faculté de Droit?” in two conferences has been provided to Claud Du Pasquier by the invitation of the University of Geneva to give “cours généraux”. They can serve as a condensed introduction to jurisprudence and reflect the spirit of the time in the domain of legal thought, as well as the overall approach of the author that can be characterised by pragmatism and common sense, however in the untechnical, not the philosophical sense of these terms. (For a comprehensive monography on legal philosophy see no. 2.7 of this Legal Anthology.)

Further Information About the Author

Claude Du Pasquier, born on 2 April 1886 in Le Havre (France), died on 23 January 1953 in Neuchâtel, achieved in 1909 a doctorate from the University of Lausanne and, in 1912, he passed the lawyer’s examinations. From 1911, he taught commercial law at the School for Commerce in Neuchâtel, in 1916 he handed in a habilitation thesis at the University of Neuchâtel, and from 1923 to 1953 he signed for a very long period of time as an ordinary professor responsible for the introduction to legal studies. Later, he was president of the same academic institution and between 1947 and 1953 he was also charged to lecture legal philosophy at the University of Geneva. Besides he persecuted a career as a judge and as a political representative of the liberals or radicals. Further, he also was a member of the Red Cross Committee and presided the Council for scientific research of his origin Canton.

He also followed up a career as an officer in the headquarters of the Swiss Army, and even achieved the ranks of a brigade and division commander.

Selected Works of the Same Author

Claude Du Pasquier: Modernisme judiciaire et jurisprudence suisse, in: Recueil de travaux offert par la Faculté de Droit de l’Université de Neuchâtel à la Société des Juristes, Neuchâtel: Paul Attinger, 1929; Idem: Introduction à la théorie générale et à la philosophie du droit, Paris/ Neuchâtel: Recueil Sirey/ Éditions Delachaux & Niestlé, 1937 (reprint Neuchâtel/ Paris: Dela­chaux et Niestlé, 1988); Idem: Vue d’ensemble sur les conceptions de l’État – La neu­tralité morale de l’État, in: Recueil de Travaux publié par la Faculté de l’Université de Neuchâtel à l’occasion du Centenaire de la Fondation de l’Académie 1838-1938, Paris: Recueil Sirey, 1938; Idem: La notion de justice sociale et son influence sur le droit suisse, in: Zeitschrift für schweizerisches Recht, Cente­narium 1852-1952, pp. 69 ss., Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 1952; Idem: Essai sur la nature juridique du faux en écriture, Lausanne: A. Jaunin, 1909.


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