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French Law: A Comparative Approach 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780198790884
Published: March 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
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The second edition of French Law: A Comparative Approach provides an authoritative, comprehensive, and up to date account of the French legal system and its internal workings.

It sets out the institutional frameworks, substantive law, and methodologies that underpin the system, and provides expert insight into the civil law way of thinking and an explanation of how law is made and enforced in France.

It offers detailed case studies of how French law is shaped in practice in key areas, including commentary on landmark cases that have shaped modern French law.

Illuminating and insightful comparisons to other legal jurisdictions are made throughout, helping readers appreciate the distinguishing features and unique nature of the French legal landscape.

New to this Edition:-

  • Revised and fully updated with the latest case law and developments
  • Evaluates the core elements of the 2016 reform of the law of obligations, a milestone in the development of French contract law
  • Commentary on constitutional reforms such as the Question Prioritaire de Constitutionnalite and the Défenseur des Droits as well as broader trends, most notably in the context of the civil and criminal justice systems
  • Sets out new guidelines regarding the practice of judicial selection in France and judgment writing
  • Explores the reform of the Law of Civil Liability

Comparative Law, European Jurisdictions
Part I The Law-Making Process
1: Legislation and the Constitutional Framework
2: Codification
3: Statutory Interpretation
4: Case Law
5: Law Reform

Part II The Method of Deciding Cases
6: Judges
7: Judicial Reasoning
8: Judicial Style
9: Case Notes
10: Legal Education

Part III Selected Fields of French Law
11: Administrative Law
12: Procedure
13: The Law of Contract
14: The Law of Tort
15: Property Law