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Charting the Divide Between Common and Civil Law

Thomas Lundmark

Abstract

What does it mean when civil lawyers and common lawyers think differently? This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the uses, purposes, and approaches to studying civil and common law in a comparative legal framework. The book covers the jurisdictions of Germany, Sweden, England and Wales, and the United States, and includes a discussion of each country's legal issues, structure, and their general rules. The book explores the discipline of comparative legal studies, rectifying many of the misconceptions and prejudices that cloud our understanding of the divide between the common law ... More

Keywords: civil law, common law, Germany, Sweden, England, Wales, United States, comparative law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199738823
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199738823.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Lundmark, author
Chair of Common Law and Comparative Legal Theory, University of Munster, Germany