Mixed Jurisdictions Compared

Vernon Palmer and Elspeth Reid

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780748638864
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651443 | DOI:
Mixed Jurisdictions Compared

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Returning to a theme featured in some of the earlier volumes in the Edinburgh Studies in Law series, this volume offers an in-depth study of ‘mixed jurisdictions’ — legal systems that combine elements of the Anglo-American Common Law and the European Civil Law traditions. This book compares key areas of private law in Scotland and Louisiana. In thirteen chapters, written by scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, it explores not only legal rules but also the reasons for the rules, discussing legal history, social and cultural factors, and the law in practice, in order to account for patterns of similarity and difference. Contributions are drawn from the Law Schools of Tulane University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, the American University Washington DC, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Strathclyde, and Edinburgh.

Keywords: legal rules; legal history; social factors; cultural factors; Tulane University; Louisiana State University; Loyola University; American University Washington

Book.  456 pages. 

Subjects: Comparative Law

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