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French Legal System 2nd ed isbn 9781405811613

French Legal System

Catherine ElliottKingston Law School, University of Kingston, Catherine VernonThames Valley University

ISBN13: 9780582327474
ISBN: 0582327474
New Edition ISBN: 9781405811613
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

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This book provides a basic introduction in English to the French legal system, covering all of the key aspects in an accessible manner. The book is designed to be used either by itself, or in conjunction with French Legal System and Legal Language - An Introduction in French.

French Legal System explains the sources of French law, the structure of the courts and professions, and the characteristics of the legal process. It provides an essential foundation for the study of more specific and substantive areas of French law.

  • More emphasis on topical issues of debate and reform, making it more interesting for students.
  • Has the benefit of being twinned with the French Legal System and Legal Language book.
  • Readable and straightforward approach in English, thus rendering the subject accessible to a wider range of students.

1. Historical development of French law Part I - Pre-revolutionary, revolutionary and post revolutionary law Part II - The Civil Code 2. The institutional framework under the Constitution Part I - The creation of the Fifth Republic Part II - The President of the Republic Part III - The Government Part IV - Parliament 3. Written sources of law Part I - The Constitution Part II - Constitutional statutes Part III - International sources Part IV - Statutes Part V - Ordonnances and regulations 4. Unwritten sources of law Part I - Judicial decisions Part II - The other unwritten sources of law 5. The civil and criminal court system Part I - An introduction to the civil and criminal courts Part II - The civil courts Part III - The criminal courts 6. The administrative courts Part I - The Conseil d'Etat Part II - The courts with general jurisdiction and the specialist courts 7. Miscellaneous courts Part I - The jurisdiction disputes court Part II - The Conseil constitutionnel Part III - The Haute cour de justice and the Cour de justice de la Republique 8. Judgements Part I - Drafting of judgements Part II - The citation of judgements 9. Civil procedure Part I - Commencing proceedings Part II Pre-trial procedure Part III - The hearing Part IV - Appeals to the Court of Appeal and referrals to the Cour de cassation 10. Criminal procedure Part I - Introduction Part II - The police investigation and the prosecution Part III - The judicial investigation Part IV - The trial 11. Administrative procedure Part I - The general characteristics of administrative procedure Part II - The investigation and the hearing 12. The legal profession Part I - Judges and the ministere public Part II - The avocats Part III - The officiers ministeriels 13. Legal studies
Part I Legal essays
Part Part II - The commentary of a judgement and case summaries 14. Academic and professional legal studies Part I - Academic studies Part II - Qualifying for practice in a legal profession