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VI People in Portrait, 60 Lassa Oppenheim (1858–1919)

Mathias Schmoeckel

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

1815 to World War I — Law of treaties
Lassa Oppenheim (his birth name was Lahsa) was born in Windecken near Frankfurt-am-Main in 1858 as son of a Jewish horse trader. His father acquired considerable wealth, which enabled his family to move to Frankfurt and to live off private means. Lassa received an excellent education. In 1878 he started studying law in Göttingen, where he studied Roman law with Rudolph von Jhering. He took courses in psychology with Wilhelm Wundt, and in metaphysics with Hermann Lotze. In Berlin he attended the classes of Julius Baron, Heinrich Brunner, Georg Beseler, and the...
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