Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments
Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments

Comparing Law: Comparative Law as Reconstruction of Collective Commitments

by Catherine Valcke

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ISBN-13: 9781108455176
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2018
Series: ASCL Studies in Comparative Law
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.89(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Professor Valcke is Full Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She has taught, lectured and published on comparative law, comparative law theory and legal theory worldwide, including in such journals asNomos, TheAmerican Journal of Comparative Law,Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy,Yale Journal of International Law,European Review of Private Law, andCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. Her work on English and French contract law, in particular, was recently cited as “illuminating” by the English House of Lords. An elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, she has acted as National Reporter for Canada to the Congress of the Academy.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The 'Malaise' of Comparative Law; 1. Law; 2. Legal Systems; 3. Engaging with Legal Systems – Epistemology; 4. Delineating Legal Systems – Geography; 5. Comparing Legal Systems – Methodology; Epilogue: The 'Academic Discipline' of Comparative Law.

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