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By the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, there were several social changes in Peru based on legal reforms. These occurred in the agrarian, labor, education, and industrial sectors and were based on the idea of state intervention. There were different sources of influence behind these reforms. On one hand, there was important criticism of the state coming from the left. On the other hand, there was significant influence flowing from the idea of social engineering of law coming from sociology of law. Several law professors in the Catholic University of Peru studied at Wisconsin University; they took back to Peru new theories and methodological tools related to sociology of law, law and development, philosophy of law, and legal pluralism.

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