Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials, and Cases on Western Law

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Thomson/West, 2007 - Law - 990 pages
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This new edition includes some significant revisions since the last edition was published in 1994. The new edition includes:

A greater emphasis on Public Law in the Continental and Common law traditions;

More coverage of the impact of the regional European law (EC/EU and ECHR) on the legal traditions;

Some updated "Problems" (including one concerning Mixed Jurisdictions); and

Numerous updates to the Common Law Tradition materials in light of the many significant reforms in England over the last ten years.

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Mary Ann Glendon was born on October 7, 1938, in Pittsfield, Mass. and graduated from the University of Chicago with both J.D. and Master of Comparative Law degrees. She has worked as a criminal defender, a civil rights attorney, and is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University. Glendon writes frequently on scholarly matters of the law. In Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, she presents examples of the talk behind laws and rights of citizens, and the actual actions. Hot topics such as flag burning, Indian lands, homosexual acts, and social welfare are covered in-depth in this book, and the difference of opinions versus deeds concerning these topics are discussed as representing a distortion of our true culture and values.

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