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French Legal System and Legal Language

Catherine ElliottKingston Law School, University of Kingston, Carole GeirnaertDepartment of French, University of Kingston, Florence HoussaisUniversity of Westminster, London

ISBN13: 9780582317185
ISBN: 0582317185
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £58.99

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Providing an introduction to the French legal system, this text develops linguistic skills by familiarizing students with the legal terminology in context. To aid comprehension, the material is broken down into concise units which contain short texts in French, with translations of key legal vocabulary.

Each section is followed by exercises, to assist the learning process, with answers provided at the back of the book.;Included in the book are extracts of topical articles from French newspapers and periodicals and essay questions and further reading from French legal texts are included at the end of each unit. The book also considers practical issues such as the use of a French library and the understanding of French judgements.

European Jurisdictions
Preface Acknowledgements Translator's remarks Unit 1. Evolution juridique Unit 2. Le cadre constitutionnel Unit 3. Les sources du droit ecrit Unit 4. Les sources du droit non ecrit Unit 5. L'organisation de l'ordre judiciaire Unit 6. L'organisation de l'ordre administratif Unit 7. Juridictions non rattaches Unit 8. La decision de justice Unit 9. La procedure civile Unit 10. La procedure penale Unit 11. La procedure administrative Unit 12. Le personnel judiciaire Unit 13. Les etudes de droit Unit 14. La formation du juriste Appendix 1 How to use a French law library Appendix La Constitution de 1958 Glossary of legal terminology Bibliography Answers to exercises