A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Okko Behrends is a professor and Chair of Roman Law, Civil Law at the University of Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany. Behrends' work describes the way law influences society as well as the way society influences the law. He has published extensively on classical Roman law including private law, constitutional legal history, legal science and philosophy in the history of Roman jurisprudence, the constitutional economic and social significance of Roman private law and theory, the Twelve Tables' and the nature and limits of positivism in ancient and modern legal thought.

Behrends spoke to Professor Robert Summer's students on Oct. 6, 2008 in Myron Taylor Hall.

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