An Introduction to German Law

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Nomos, 2006 - Law - 409 pages
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The main principles and structures of a legal system are easiest to grasp if seen in a complete overview of various parts. This book addresses the most important subjects for understanding and handling of German law. Law students, foreign students, and practitioners, as well as interested laymen, will find this monograph gives an informative overview about the German legal system. Special regard is given to the effects of the European legal development on German law. This fourth edition considers the current impacts of the European development of law. The volume is part of the extensive series The Legal Systems of the European States which, following a common structure of the contents, deals with the national legal systems of the most important European states. The author is the head of the Institute for European Constitutional Law.

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Contents

General Structures
15
B Structure and Functioning of the Court System
27
Sources of Legal Information and Research Tools
35
Copyright

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Gerhard Robbers, born 1950; Studies of Law at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau; 1979 doctorate; 1986 Habilitation for Public Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Legal Philosophy; 1988-1989 Professor for Public Law at the University of Heidelberg; since 1989 Professor for Public Law at the University of Trier; Director of the Institute for European Constitutional Law and Director of the Institute for Legal Policy; Judge at the Administrative Court of Appeals Rhineland-Palatine; OSCE Expert Panel Member for religious freedom.

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