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Haar, Barend Ter (1892–1941)
Barbara M. Oomen
Barend ter Haar, a Dutch jurist, was one of the most prominent members of the adat law movement. He authored one of the few English works on adat law, an innovative, in-depth research study of customary law in the former Netherlands East Indies, now Indonesia. Ter Haar studied law in Leiden and in 1915 wrote a dissertation on the procedural aspects of adat law, supervised by Cornelis van Vollenhoven (1874–1933). In 1924, after serving for a few years as a judge, ter Haar accepted a chair in adat law at the newly founded Law College of Batavia. Here, he actively conducted A ...