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Overview

"Principles of French Law offers an introduction to French law and the French legal system in terms which a common lawyer can understand. The authors give an explanation of the institutions, rules and techniques that characterize the major branches of French law. The chapters provide the reader with a clear sense of the questions that French lawyers see as important and how they would answer them." The book is designed for students studying French Law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and as preliminary reading for students about to study in France. It will also serve as an initial point of reference for scholars embarking on a study of French law.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A thorough and yet concise expose of the basic tenents of French Law. Every student approaching the subject should consider buying this one."--D Flondas, Enseignant, Academie de Paris

The present book ... covers virtually the whole of French law, the division between public and private law being a pervasive and illuminating theme./ The book reads very well. The presentation is distinctly good. Cross-referencing is abundant. ... to those who want a single book on French law, one can strongly recommend it and say 'il faut en profiter.'--Tony Weir, Law Quarterly Review, Jan 1999.

"Very comprehensive, these "principles" are also of a high quality...Clear, well-structured, complete, the book has managed to find a good balance between an English and a French presentation, The references and ruling are also well chosen and there are neither too many or too few", Denis Tallon, Extrait de als Revue Internationale du Droit Compare, No.4 1999

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199541386
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Bell is Professor of Public and Comparative Law at the University of Leeds. His publications include French Constitutional Law (1992), Cross on Statutory Interpretation 3rd edn (with Sir G. Engle, 1995), and French Administrative Law 5th edn (with Neville Brown, 1998).
Sophie Boyron is Lecturer in Law at the University of Birmingham.
Simon Whittaker is Fellow and Tutor in Law, St John's College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Table of Cases

Table of Legislation

Introduction: The Spirit of French Law John Bell Bell, John Simon Whittaker Whittaker, Simon 1

Pt. I The System

1 Sources of Law John Bell Bell, John Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 13

2 Court Institutions John Bell Bell, John 37

3 Judicial Personnel Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 55

Pt. II The Law

A Procedure 83

4 Legal Procedure 85

1 Civil Procedure Simon Whittaker Whittaker, Simon 85

2 Administrative Procedure Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 118

3 Criminal Procedure John Bell Bell, John 127

B Public Law 141

5 Constitutional Law Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 143

6 Administrative Law John Bell Bell, John 168

7 Criminal Law John Bell Bell, John 201

C Private Law 241

8 Family Law Helen Stalford Stalford, Helen 243

9 Property Law John Bell Bell, John Andrew Bell Bell, Andrew Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 269

10 The Law of Obligations Simon Whittaker Whittaker, Simon 294

11 Commercial Law Andrew Bell Bell, Andrew 453

D Beyond the Public Law/Private Law Dichotomy 481

12 Employment Law Mark Freedland Freedland, Mark 483

Pt. III Studying French Law

13 Bibliographical Guide and Legal Methods Sophie Boyron Boyron, Sophie 517

Index 533

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