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Author Bell, John, 1953-
Title Principles of French law / John Bell, Sophie Boyron, Simon Whittaker ; with contributing authors Andrew Bell, Mark Freedland, and Helen Stalford.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition Second edition.

Author Bell, John, 1953-
Subject Law -- France.
Justice, Administration of -- France.
Alt Name Boyron, Sophie.
Whittaker, Simon.
UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online). MARLI UPSO COMPREHENSIVE 2012.
Description 1 online resource
Edition Second edition.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Sources of law / John Bell and Sophie Boyron-Court institutions / John Bell-Judicial personnel / Sophie Boyron-Legal procedure / Simon Whittaker, Sophie Boyron, and John Bell-Constitutional law / Sophie Boyron-Administrative law / John Bell-Criminal law / John Bell-Family law / Helen Stalford-Property law / John Bell, Andrew Bell and Sophie Boyron-The law of obligations / Simon Whittaker-Commercial law / Andrew Bell-Employment law / Mark Freedland-Bibliographical guide and legal methods / Sophie Boyron.
Contents Preface; Notes on the Authors; Abbreviations; References with Abbreviations; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; Introduction: The Spirit of French Law; I: Legal Values; II: Legal Procedure; III: The Form of Legal Rules; IV: Attitude to Law; V: A 'Social Model'?; VI: Conclusion; PART I: THE SYSTEM; 1. Sources of Law; I: What is a Source of Law?; II: The Hierarchy of Norms; III: Other Sources of Law; IV: Conclusion; 2. Court Institutions; I: Specialization; II: The Local Character of Courts; III: The Right of Appeal; IV: Collegiality; V: Alternative Dispute Resolution
3. Judicial PersonnelI: The Constitutional Foundations; II: The Diffrent Categories of Judge; III: Recruitment; IV: The Career: Promotion vs Independence; V: Non-Judicial Officers of the Court; VI: The Accountability of the French Judiciary; VII: Conclusion; PART II: THE LAW; (A) PROCEDURE; 4. Legal Procedure; (1) Civil Procedure; (2) Administrative Procedure; (3) Criminal Procedure; (B) PUBLIC LAW; 5. Constitutional Law; I: The Definition and Role of Constitutional Law; II: The Ambiguous 1958 Constitution and its Two Competing Readings
III: Confirming the Presidential Interpretation of the 1958 Constitution-Enter the VI Republique?IV: Reaching Constitutional Maturity by Amending the Constitution; V: An Expanding Constitutional Review; VI: The Need for Further Reforms; 6. Administrative Law; I: What is the Public Service or a Public Function?; II: How is the Public Sector Different from the Private Sector; III: Public Law and Private Law in Litigation; IV: Control over Administrative Action; V: Administrative Liability; VI: Protection of Civil Liberties Outside Courts; VII: Conclusion; 7. Criminal Law; I: Values
II: Categories of OffencesIII: Actus Reus; IV: The Mental Element; V: Actors; VI: An Illustration: Homicide; (C) PRIVATE LAW; 8. Family Law; I: Introduction; II: Marriage; III: Divorce; IV: Cohabitation; V: Pacte Civil de Solidarite; VI: Succession; VII: Affiliation and Adoption; 9. Property Law; I: Introduction; II: Types of Property; III: Ownership; IV: Property Rights Less than Ownership; V: Other Interests Affecting Property; 10. The Law of Obligations; (1) Introduction; (2) The Law of Contract; (3) The Law of Delict
(4) Quasi-contrats and Enrichissement Sans Cause: A 'French Law of Restitution'?11. Commercial Law; I: Introduction: The Notion and Significance of Droit Commercial; II: Commercial Persons; III: Commercial Property; IV: Businesses in Difficulty; (D) BEYOND THE PUBLIC LAW/PRIVATE LAW DICHOTOMY; 12. Employment Law; I: Introduction; II: Public or Private Law?; III: The Sources of French Employment Law and their Hierarchical Relationship; IV: The Creation and Termination of the Employment Relationship; V: Equal Treatment and Discrimination in Employment; VI: Minimum Wages and Working Conditions
Summary Principles of French Law provides a comprehensive introduction to French law aimed at students and scholars embarking on their first study of the system. This new edition takes account of major changes in a number of areas of law with substantial parts of the book rewritten to meet the needs of students and to reflect legal developments.
ISBN 019170122X (electronic bk.)
9780191701221 (electronic bk.)
9780191562044 (electronic bk.)
0191562041 (electronic bk.)
9780199541386 (hardback ; alk. paper)
0199541388 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9780199541393 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0199541396 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 809166686
Additional Format Print version: Bell, John, 1953- Principles of French law. 2nd ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 9780199541386 0199541388 (DLC) 2008003898.

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