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  Comparative law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Comparative law is the study of differences and similarities between the law of different countries and, more generally, of the different legal traditions, the common law tradition, the civil law tradition and the socialist law tradition.
Several disciplines have developed as separate branches of comparative law, like comparative constitutional law and comparative civil law (in the sense of the law of torts, delicts, contracts and obligations) and comparative criminal law.
Comparative law is an academic study of existing separate systems, each one analysed in its constitutive elements, how these difference elements differ in the different systems and how these elements are combined into a system.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Comparative_law   (188 words)

 GlobaLex - Comparative Law
Comparative law, Conflict of laws and Unification / Harmonization of law
Compare: Canadian Bijuralism: Studies in Comparative Law: a joint study project of six Canadian law schools, based at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and focusing on the Common Law and Civil Law traditions in Canada.
British Institute of International and Comparative Law, formed in 1958 by the merger of the Society of Comparative Legislation (1895) and the Grotius Society (1915).
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Comparative_Law.htm   (2705 words)

 Foreign & Comparative Law
Comparative law involves comparing foreign legal principles and institutions with one's own; it is a method of studying legal problems, rather than a body of rules and principles.
When you approach a research topic on foreign or comparative law, your first step should be to use English language secondary sources to acquaint yourself with the characteristics of a foreign legal system or comparative law sources and methods.
A database sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law's Institute of Transnational Law with translations of about 1,000 decisions in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law (is available at .
www.law.duke.edu /lib/researchguides/foreign.html   (3145 words)

 HICLR [UC Hastings College of the Law]
Founded in 1976, the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review (HICLR) is one of the nation's few law reviews devoted exclusively to the discussion of contemporary and original ideas on issues of international and comparative law.
Comparative law is the comparison of legal systems.
One advantage to writing a note on comparative law is that it can concern any substantive field of law.
www.uchastings.edu /hiclr   (440 words)

While the study of comparative constitutional law by legal academics has contributed significantly to concept formation and the accumulation of knowledge drawing upon the former three categories of comparative analysis, it has, for the most part, fallen short of advancing knowledge through inference oriented, controlled comparison.
It is not this or that judicial decision; this or that law.
The claim of this article is that the global diffusion of private law discourse contributes significantly to the emergence of new centers of authority in the global arena.
www.comparativelawblog.blogspot.com   (7656 words)

 Comparative & International Law
Comparative constitutionalism and good governance in the Commonwealth : an Eastern and Southern African perspective / John Hatchard ; Muna Ndulo ; Peter Slinn.
EU principles on jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters : according to the case law of the European Court of Justice / Jannet A. Pontier ; Edwige Burg.
The law of China : dancing with the dragon in the 21st century / Feng Xu.
www.law.utulsa.edu /library/lists/cilc   (6867 words)

 Comparative Law
In keeping with the regulations of the American Bar Association, the LL.M. in Comparative Law is not intended to prepare foreign attorneys to sit for a bar exam in the United States.
The faculty at the University of San Diego School of Law is ranked solidly among the top law schools in the United States and among the very top law schools in the areas of Business Law, Taxation, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Law and Economics, and Law and Philosophy.
The Comparative Law Forum hosts social and academic events throughout the year, including guest lecturers from the local legal community, international dinners, picnics and volleyball games on the beach, and outings to professional sporting events.
www.sandiego.edu /usdlaw/academics/llm/comparative   (1012 words)

 Researching Foreign & Comparative Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This guide was prepared by the staff of the John Wolff International and Comparative Law Library at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Comparative law is "the study of the similarities and differences between the laws of two or more countries, or between two more more legal systems.
Comparative law is not itself a system of law or a body of rules, but rather a method or approach to legal inquiry." (Berring, How to Find the Law, 9th ed., p 565).
www.ll.georgetown.edu /intl/guides/foreign   (452 words)

 Tulsa Journal of Comparative & International Law
The Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law is a semiannual publication, edited and staffed by students at the University of Tulsa College of Law.
These articles are written by prominent scholars and practitioners in the field and have been recognized as important contributions to the development of international law.
The Tulsa Journal of Comparative and International Law has an impressively wide circulation among law school libraries, law firms, corporate in-house legal libraries, and government circles.
www.utulsa.edu /law/ilj   (170 words)

 Comparative Law, Professor Pedro A. Malavet, Main Page
An introduction to the comparative method from the perspective of an American lawyer, focusing on methodology, rather than on substantive matters.
Starts with a survey of Comparative Law, its history, current definition and scope, followed by practical uses of Comparative legal analysis in United States courts.
While I believe that comparative methodology is helpful and often even essential for lawyers engaged in international business transactions, this class is neither International Trade Law nor International Business Law.
nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu /~malavet/comparat/clmain.htm   (571 words)

 Main Page - Wex
Wex is an ambitious effort to construct a collaboratively-created, public-access law dictionary and encyclopedia.
It is sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School (http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/).
Much of the material that appears in Wex was originally developed for the LII's "Law about..." pages, to which Wex is the successor.
www.law.cornell.edu /wex/index.php/Main_Page   (147 words)

 Indiana International & Comparative Law Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Indiana International and Comparative Law Review is a student-edited law journal devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and problems.
Periodically, a third issue is published focusing on a specific topic in international or comparative law.
The student Notes are written by the newly selected members and are chosen by the Board based upon several factors, such as the significance of the subject, depth of analysis, scholarly approach, innovation, style, supporting authority, and soundness of conclusion.
indylaw.indiana.edu /iiclr   (160 words)

 International & Comparative Law Review - Boston College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Boston College International and Comparative Law Review is one of approximately 30 law reviews in the United States that focus on international legal issues, and one of only two that publishes an annual survey of European Union law.
International and Comparative's scope is expansive and the Review pursues articles that address a variety of international and comparative law issues such as human rights, cross-border environmental disputes, arms control, covert action, international investment, International Court of Justice jurisdiction, and terrorism, to name only a few.
The winter issue is a survey and contains articles (written by outside and student authors) that focus on the rapid evolution of the European Union-that confederation of nations established by treaty that attempts to create a truly common market where goods, labor, and services travel freely across international borders.
www.bc.edu /schools/law/lawreviews/iclr   (362 words)

 LLRX.com Resource Center - Comparative and Foreign Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Law Librarian, lawyer and author Margaret Greville provides a guide rich in content and links to her country's legal system, with topics including the government and legal system, primary legal information, the legal profession, legal news sources and legal texts.
Peter Clinch details The Foreign Law Guide or FLAG project, which has developed a free Internet database describing the holdings of foreign, international and comparative law in the national and university libraries of the United Kingdom.
Law Librarian, lawyer and author Margaret Greville provides an article rich in content and links to her country's legal system, with topics including primary legal materials, the legal profession, legal news sources and legal texts.
www.llrx.com /comparative_and_foreign_law.html   (5114 words)

 WashLaw WEB - Comparative Law
Comparative Law resource page with links to comparative law websites, listservs, and research guides.
Gallagher Law Library-Research in Foreign and Comparative Law
FCIL-SIS@aallnet.org Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section, American Association of Law Libraries; list limited to FCIL SIS members, for discussion of SIS activities; a related list that is open to all interested in foreign, comparative, and international legal resources in int-law.
www.washlaw.edu /subject/comparative.html   (216 words)

 JCL - The Journal of Comparative Law
The Journal of Comparative Law has strong input from numerous colleagues and institutions with expertise in the comparative analysis of law and legal change across a very wide range of jurisdictions and legal cultures.
In order to achieve this aim, it publishes articles on all aspects of comparative law, in all geographical areas of the world, and encourages analytical (rather than purely descriptive) work with a contextual, theoretical and interdisciplinary approach.
The Journal of Comparative Law is an organ of The Association for Comparative Legal Studies Limited (the ACLS).
www.wildy.co.uk /jcl   (762 words)

 Institute of Comparative Law
The Faculty and the Institute of Comparative Law are delighted by this success!
Since its creation in 1965, the Institute of Comparative Law (ICL) has been at the cutting edge of research and teaching from the perspectives of diverse legal traditions and legal systems.
Several research projects continued on themes related to transnational law and arbitration and several grants were awarded under the aegis of the ICL.
www.mcgill.ca /icl   (415 words)

 HLL Subjects: Comparative Law
American Jnl of Comparative Law 42, pp 459-483.
Quebec Civil Law (1993) "The Civil Code and the Sources of Civil Law", pp.
Hohman, H. "The Nature of the Common Law and the Comparative Study of Legal Reasoning" (1990) 38 American Jnl of Comparative Law 143
web.uct.ac.za /depts/hll/subjects/compara.htm   (474 words)

 Foreign Law: Legal Research Resources on the Internet
Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law in the Anglican Communion
Institute of European and Comparative Law (IECL, University of Oxford; was the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law)
LAW (the Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment, located in Jerusalem, Israel; LAW is "affiliate to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Federation Internationale des Ligues de Droits de l'Homme (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network)
www.lib.uchicago.edu /~llou/foreignlaw.html   (9451 words)

 Boston College International and Comparative Law Review
Rosalind Kaplan, Manager for Law Review Publications and John Gordon, Administrative Assistant, two full-time permanent support staff, provide technical assistance, guidance and typesetting for the reviews.
The Boston College International and Comparative Law Review is published semi-annually at Boston College Law School, 885 Centre St., Newton MA 02459.
Change of address notification should be sent to Rosalind Kaplan, Manager of Law Review Publications, at the address above, and should include both old and new addresses with zip codes.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/law/lwsch/interrev.html   (423 words)

 Oxford Journals | Law | Int and Comparative Law Quarterly
It was the only journal which offered the reader coverage of comparative law as well as public and private international law.
It was created by the merger of three journals, including the Quarterly of the Society of Comparative Legislation and International Law which started in 1894.
It moves across the boundaries that divide the law, in a way that provides analysis which is much needed at a time when formal distinctions, in scholarship and between jurisdictions, are becoming less relevant.
iclq.oxfordjournals.org   (141 words)

 Law Journals: Submissions and Ranking
African Journal of International and Comparative Law (United Kingdom)
Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa (South Africa)
The Journal of Comparative Law (2006-) (United Kingdom)
lawlib.wlu.edu /LJ/index.aspx   (896 words)

 New England School of Law - New England Journal of International and Comparative Law
Founded in 1994, the New England Journal of International and Comparative Law began modestly as an annual in-house publication.
The articles are scholarly pieces, written by students and legal professionals focusing on provocative current issues and trends in international and comparative law.
The publication is intended to serve as a forum for analysis of international legal topics that is both useful and thought provoking.
www.nesl.edu /intljournal   (126 words)

 International & Comparative Law
Duke offers a highly qualified faculty and a wide variety of courses, activities, and programs for students who focus on international legal studies.
Students can study public or private international law as a complement to their JD curriculum.
Or they can specialize in international and comparative law by studying in the JD/LLM program, taking courses over two summers and three academic years.
www.law.duke.edu /intcomp/index.html   (88 words)

 European and Comparative Private Law Page
We are open to co-operation with law schools, legal institutes and centres and with individual scholars and lawyers in Europe and World-wide in the belief that the study of European and Comparative Law contributes to the improvement of Law and to the understanding of people and countries.
Research Unit for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law
civil.udg.es /epclp   (162 words)

 Columbus School of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Many helpful resources on comparative law are available on the Internet.
Lyonette Louis-Jacques, the Foreign and International Law Librarian and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago, has assembled a number of very useful collections of links to foreign materials.
Institute of Global Law, University College London Faculty of Laws, in cooperation with the Institute of Transnational Law, University of Texas School of Law, Database of translated German and French judicial decisions at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/global_law/cases/
faculty.cua.edu /fischer/ComparativeLaw2003/comphome2003.htm   (445 words)

 International Law and Comparative Law
INT-LAW@listhost.ciesin.org (Foreign and International Law Librarians list; includes discussion of foreign, comparative, & international legal print, electronic, & "people" resources, including for Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia; exchange of international legal documentation / information; advanced table of contents posted for _International Legal Materials_ & the _American Journal of International Law_).
Research in these two fields (and the allied field of foreign law) has literally been revolutionized by the internet.
Donna E. Arzt is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Practice at Syracuse University College of Law.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /sg_il.htm   (1056 words)

 Int Comp Law Q -- Archive of Issues by Date
Int Comp Law Q -- Archive of Issues by Date
Please note that articles prior to 1996 are not normally available via a current subscription.
Copyright © 2006 British Institute of International and Comparative Law
iclq.oxfordjournals.org /archive   (64 words)

 JSTOR: The International and Comparative Law Quarterly
(continues Journal of Comparative Legislation and International Law and absorbs Transactions of the Grotius Society)
Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
It has maintained its pre-eminence as one of the most important journals of its kind encompassing Human Rights and European Law.
www.jstor.org /journals/00205893.html   (107 words)

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