Hauriou, Maurice (1856–1929)

An influential French legal scholar, political scientist, and educator, Maurice Jean Claude Eugène Hauriou contributed to the development of French administrative law. He was born in the small town of Ladiville, France, near Bordeaux. He studied law at the University of Bordeaux and finished his doctoral dissertation in 1879. Graduating with honors from his professorial examination (agrégation) in 1882, he became a professor of law at the University of Toulouse the next year and was the dean of the Faculty of Law between 1906 and 1926.

Hauriou's most notable works include Précis de droit administratif contenant le droit public et le droit administrative (1892, Principles of Administrative Law) and Précis de droit constitutionnel (1923, Principles of Constitutional Law), neither of which was translated into English. His ...

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