This article discusses Bello's sources and methods in light of Alan Watson's theory of legal transplants. It provides examples from Bello's drafting of provisions on inheritance law in the Chilean Civil Code and specifically addresses the influence of the Code Napoleon.
M C. Mirow,
Borrowing Private Law in Latin America: Andrés Bello's Use of the Code Napoléon in Drafting the Chilean Civil Code
, 61 La. L. Rev. 291
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