Principles of French Law / Edition 2

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"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: 9780199541393
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (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

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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