Principles of French Law / Edition 2

Principles of French Law / Edition 2

by John Bell, Sophie Boyron, Simon Whittaker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199541396

ISBN-13: 9780199541393

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Principles of French Law offers a comprehensive 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

Overview

Principles of French Law offers a comprehensive 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.

In the ten years since the publication of the first edition, French law has changed in significant ways. European Union law and the European Convention on Human Rights have had a significant impact especially on procedural law and family law. There has been a new Commercial Code, major legislation on divorce, succession and criminal law, as well as significant developments in the Constitution. In addition, there have been very considerable developments in the case-law and a much discussed proposal for reform of major areas of the law of obligations.

The chapters present not only the rules of law, but, where appropriate, the principles and values underlying the system. Considerable use is made of juristic literature and of examples from French case law.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199541393
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

John Bell and Simon Whittaker: Introduction: The Spirit of French Law
Part I: The System
1: John Bell and Sophie Boyron: Sources of Law
2: John Bell: Court Institutions
3: Sophie Boyron: People Administering Justice
Part II: The Law
4: John Bell and Simon Whittaker: Legal Procedure
5: Sophie Boyron: Constitutional Law
6: John Bell: Administrative Law
7: John Bell: Criminal Law
8: Helen Stalford: Family Law
9: Andrew Bell, John Bell, and Sophie Boyron: The Law of Property
10: Simon Whittaker: The Law of Obligations
11: Andrew Bell: Commercial Law
12: Mark Freedland: Employment Law
Part III: Studying French Law
13: Sophie Boyron: Bibliographical Guide and Legal Methods
Appendix: Bibliographical Sources and Legal Methods
Introduction: The Spirit of French Law, John Bell and Simon Whittaker
Part I: The System
1. Sources of Law, John Bell and Sophie Boyron
2. Court Institutions, John Bell
3. People Administering Justice, Sophie Boyron
Part II: The Law
4. Legal Procedure, John Bell and Simon Whittaker
5. Constitutional Law, Sophie Boyron
6. Administrative Law, John Bell
7. Criminal Law, John Bell
8. Family Law, Helen Stalford
9. The Law of Property, Andrew Bell, John Bell, and Sophie Boyron
10. The Law of Obligations, Simon Whittaker
11. Commercial Law, Andrew Bell
12. Employment Law, Mark Freedland
Part III: Studying French Law
13. Bibliographical Guide and Legal Methods, Sophie Boyron
Appendix: Bibliographical Sources and Legal Methods

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