ISBN : 9780198790891
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