Comparative Legal Traditions: Text, Materials, and Cases on the Civil and Common Law Traditions, with Special Reference to French, German, English, and European Law

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West Publishing Company, 1994 - Law - 772 pages
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Contents include history, culture, and distribution of the civil law; legal structures in civil law nations; legal actors in the civil law tradition; procedure in civil law system; sources of law and the judicial process in civil law systems; fields of substantive law in civil law systems with regard to economic aspects of divorce, and the role of courts in policing contracts for unfairness; European law and institutions; the rise and fall of the socialist legal tradition; the common-law tradition; history, culture, and distribution of the common-law tradition; legal structures in England; legal actors in England; procedure in England; legal rules in England; and divisions of English law.

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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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