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Published: 27 September 2012

496 Pages


ISBN: 9780199738823

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Charting the Divide Between Common and Civil Law

Thomas Lundmark

  • Offers an in-depth analysis of legal culture in common and civil law countries, including philosophical and methodical aspects
  • Examines law in Germany, the UK, Sweden, and the U.S., and uses the rich academic tradition of Germany as a benchmark against which other legal systems are measured
  • Identifies significant variations in the size of the judiciaries and of the role of lay judges and juries in the jurisdictions studied
  • Provides the reader with an analytical matrix through which to compare the four jurisdictions under study
  • Explores the contention that lawyers in other jurisdictions "think" differently about the law and offers results of a survey asking this quesion

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