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French Law: A Comparative Approach 2nd ed isbn 9780198790891

French Law: A Comparative Approach

ISBN13: 9780199232376
New Edition ISBN: 9780198790891
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

French Law: A Comparative Approach provides a detailed entry point to the legal system of France. It introduces both the institutions and methodology that underpin the essence of the system as well as key substantive areas of law including property rights, the law of contract, and the law of tort.

Steiner employs a comparative approach throughout which illuminates the unique aspects of French law and really helps the reader to understand the subtleties, similarities, and distinctions of French law when looked at alongside other jurisdictions.

  • A comprehensive text containing all of the key elements typical of French law courses. It covers institutional and substantive law whilst also addressing the methodology behind the French legal system
  • Takes a comparative approach to the subject helping students to appreciate the distinctions and specific nature of French law
  • Draws on a wide range of jurisdictions to highlight the differences between the civil and common law systems including French, UK, EU, German, and US law with some examples also taken from Canada and Switzerland
  • Includes carefully prepared material aimed at helping students prepare for legal study in France
  • Useful to practitioners and professionals in need of an introduction to French law or for lawyers whose clients have dealings with France

Comparative Law, European Jurisdictions
Introduction: The French legal tradition
Part I The law making processp
1: Legislation
2: Codification
3: Statutory interpretations
4: Case law
5: Law reform
Part II The method of deciding cases
6: Judges
7: Judicial reasoning
8: Judicial style
9: Case notes
Part III
10: Method of teaching
11: Legal exercises
Part IV Public Law
12: Administrative law
13: Constitutional law
Part V Procedure
14: Civil procedure
15: Criminal procedure
Part VI The law of obligation
16: The law of contract
17: The law of tort
18: The law of property