French Law: A Comparative Approach (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198790891

Eva Steiner
352 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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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.


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

About the author: 

Eva Steiner is a senior lecturer in French law at King's College London. She holds a doctorate in private law and criminal sciences, is a qualified advocate, and was formerly a member of the Paris Bar. She has published widely in the areas of French and comparative law and acted as an expert witness in French law in English court cases. She is a member of the International Academy of Comparative law, the Societe de Legislation Comparee, and the editorial board of the Revue Internationale de Droit Compare.

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