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German legal system & laws

German legal system & laws

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  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Nigel G. Foster, Satish Sule
  • Biografical Information: Nigel Foster is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, specialising in EC and German Law. He is also the author of Blackstone's EC Legislation – also published by OUP. Satish Sule is a lecturer at Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, taking part in the DAAD exchange
    programme. He is currently involved in teaching German Legal System and European Union law at Cardiff. Previously he has worked as a research assistant and a part time lecturer at the European Institute of Saarbrueken.
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Other titles: German legal system and laws
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/german-legal-system-laws/ (Stable identifier)

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Lxiii, 585 pages ; 23 cm

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  • Responsable Person: Nigel G. Foster, Satish Sule.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Number of Editions: 41 editions
  • First edition Date: 1995
  • Last edition Date: 2011
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD654.A75
  • ISBN: 9780199254835 0199254834
  • OCLC: 50525858

Publisher Description:

German Legal System and Laws provides a comprehensive introduction to the German legal system and the core areas of substantive law of Germany. Constitutional law is the foundation German law and this area has been given fuller consideration in this third edition. This area is now dealt with in three separate chapters given over to Constitutional Organs of State, Basic Rights and Administrative law. The text has been fully amended and updated with regard to a wealth of legislation and case law which has radically altered the course of German law in recent months. Special consideration is given to the area of the law of obligations, which has undergone radical change recently. Included are expanded and updated extracts from the Grundgesetz and fully revised glossaries of German legal terms.

Main Contents

pt. I. Introduction to the German Legal System. 1. German legal history and legal development. 2. Sources of German law. 3. Legal institutions. 4. Legal education and legal personnel. 5. The operation of justice
pt. II. Substantive German Law. 6. Public law I: constitutional law: principles and institutions. 7. Public law II: basic rights and the Federal Constitutional Court. 8. Public law III: general administrative law. 9. Public law IV: criminal law. 10. Private law I: the German Civil Code. 11. Private law II: business and labour law
App. Extracts from the German Constitution.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to the German Legal System
1. German Legal History and Legal Development
2. Sources of German Law
3. Legal Institutions
4. Legal Education and Legal Personnel
5. The Operation of Justice
Part II Substantive German Law
6. Public Law I: Constitutional Law, Principles and Institutions
7. Public Law II: Basic Rights and the Federal Constitutional Court
8. Public Law III: General Administrative Law
9. Public Law IV: Criminal Law
10. Private Law I: The German Civil Code
11. Private Law II: Business and Labour Law
Appendix: Extracts from the German Constitution

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