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Comparative Law in the Courtroom and Classroom: The Story of the Last Thirty-Five Years

Markesinis, Basil S.

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ISBN 10: 1841135208 / ISBN 13: 9781841135205
Published by Hart Publishing, 2004
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Title: Comparative Law in the Courtroom and ...

Publisher: Hart Publishing

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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This book presents an original, deliberately controversial and, at times, disturbing appraisal of the state of comparative law at the beginning of the 21st century: its weaknesses, its strengths, and its protagonists (most of whom were personally known to the author). It is also a reminder of the unique opportunities the subject has in our shrinking world. The author brings to bear his experience of thirty-five years as a teacher of the subject to criticize the impact the long association with Roman law has had on the orientation and well-being of his subject. With equal force, he also warns against some modern trends linking it with variations of the critical legal studies movement, and urges the study of foreign law in a way that can make it more attractive to practitioners and more usable by judges.

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Sir Basil Markesinis,QC, LL.D. (Cantab.) DCL (Oxon) D. Iur h.c. (Ghent, Paris I (Sorbonne) and Munich), is Professor of Common and Civil Law at University College London and Jamail Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin.

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