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Principles of French Law 2nd ed isbn 9780199541393

Principles of French Law

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ISBN13: 9780198763956
ISBN: 0198763956
New Edition ISBN: 9780199541393
Published: April 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This text provides an account of the major features of French law for students and lawyers from a common law background. Offering a comprehensive introduction to the French law and legal system in terms which a common lawyer can understand, the authors give an explanation of the French institutions, concepts, and techniques, and provide the reader with a clear sense of the questions which French lawyers see as important and how they would answer them.;The treatment of the material, both as to the French legal system and the substantive law, focuses where appropriate on the principles and values underlying the law, though the rules themselves are also provided. Considerable use is made of the relevant French juristic literature and of examples from French case law.;The book should be of use to students studying French law, at both undergraduate and graduate level, and as preliminary reading for students about to study law in France. It will be an initial point of reference for scholars embarking on a study of aspects of French law.

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Subjects:
European Jurisdictions
Contents:
Introduction: The Spirit of French Law
PART I: THE SYSTEM
1. Sources of Law
2. Court Institutions
3. People Administering Justice
PART II: THE LAW
4. Legal Procedure
5. Constitutional Law
6. Administrative Law
7. Criminal Law
8. Family Law
9. The Law of Property
10. The Law of Obligations
11. Commercial Law
12. Employment Law
PART III: STUDYING FRENCH LAW
13. Bibliographical Guide and Legal Methods
Appendix: Bibliographical Sources and Legal Methods