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Law in a Nutshell: Comparative Legal Traditions

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Edition: 4th ed., 2016
Author(s): Glendon, Carozza, Picker


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An introduction to comparative law written from the American lawyer's viewpoint rather than that of the European civil law lawyer. The expert discussion in this Law in a Nutshell: Comparative Legal Traditions concentrates on the three major legal traditions of the West: civil, common, and socialist. Subjects covered include legal structures in civil law nations; legal actors in civil law tradition; procedure; substantive law; sources of law; judicial process; and rules. It also contains chapters on the European Union and the European human rights system.

Features and Benefits include:
Outlines basic foundation for civil, common, and socialist legal traditions;
Introductory volume complements current comparative law casebooks.

Table of Contents include:
History, Culture and Distribution;
Legal Structures In Civil Law Nations;
Legal Actors in the Civil Law Tradition;
Procedure in Civil Law Systems;
Fields of Substantive Law in Civil Law Systems;
Sources of Law and the Judicial Process Law Systems;
History, Culture and Distribution;
Legal Structures;
Roles and Actors;
The European Union;
The European Human Rights System.

Don't let their small size fool you: West's Law in a Nutshell series represents the depth and breadth of the law in over a hundred different areas. Nutshells have a loyal following who swear by their succinct and easy to understand treatment of the law, and this particular title is a great illustration that learning the law doesn't have to be dry and confusing.


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Author Glendon, Carozza, Picker
ISBN 9780314285607
Edition 4th ed., 2016
Publisher West