International Law

Author: Vaughan Lowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199230839
Release Date: 2007-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics

"It covers all the main areas of International Law, such as International Economic Law, International Environmental Law, and the ways International Law deals with different types of armed conflict. It also concludes with a short chapter examining the prospects for International Law."--BOOK JACKET.

The Conflict of Laws

Author: Adrian Briggs
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191668630
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Law

Adrian Briggs' invaluable introduction to the study of the conflict of laws provides a survey and analysis of the rules of private international law as they apply in England. The volume covers general principles, jurisdiction, and the effect of foreign judgments; choice of law for contractual and non-contractual obligations, the private international law of property, of persons, and of corporations. It does so in a manner which explains and illuminates the principles which underpin the subject in a clear and coherent fashion, as the wealth of literature, case law, and legislation often obscures the architecture of the subject and unnecessarily complicates study. This new edition organizes its material in light of European legislation on private international law, reflecting the shift towards understanding private international law as European law with a common law background instead of common law with European legislative influences. The author's approach is focused on the law and avoids the more abstract theory; as the theory of the conflict of laws is actually to be found in and by applying the legislation and jurisprudence to the cases and issues which arise in private international litigation and legal advice.

Introduction to Company Law

Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191021527
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Law

Written by one of the foremost experts in the area, Paul Davies' Introduction to Company Law provides a comprehensive conceptual introduction, giving readers a clear framework with which to navigate the intricacies of company law. The five core features of company law - separate legal personality, limited liability, centralized management, shareholder control, and transferability of shares - are clearly laid out and examined, then these features are used to provide an organisation structure for the conduct of business. It also discusses legal strategies that can be used to deal with arising problems, the regulation of relationships between the parties, and the trade-offs that have been made in British company law to address some of the conflicting issues that have arisen. Fully revised to take into account the Companies Act 2006, and including a new chapter on international law which considers the role of European Community Law, this new edition in the renowned Clarendon Law Series offers a concise and stimulating introduction to company law.

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Author: John Finnis
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191021541
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Genre: Law

First published in 1980, Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely heralded as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an authoritative restatement of natural law doctrine. It has offered generations of students and other readers a thorough grounding in the central issues of legal, moral, and political philosophy from Finnis's distinctive perspective. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author, in which he responds to thirty years of discussion, criticism and further work in the field to develop and refine the original theory. The book closely integrates the philosophy of law with ethics, social theory and political philosophy. The author develops a sustained and substantive argument; it is not a review of other people's arguments but makes frequent illustrative and critical reference to classical, modern, and contemporary writers in ethics, social and political theory, and jurisprudence. The preliminary First Part reviews a century of analytical jurisprudence to illustrate the dependence of every descriptive social science upon evaluations by the theorist. A fully critical basis for such evaluations is a theory of natural law. Standard contemporary objections to natural law theory are reviewed and shown to rest on serious misunderstandings. The Second Part develops in ten carefully structured chapters an account of: basic human goods and basic requirements of practical reasonableness, community and 'the common good'; justice; the logical structure of rights-talk; the bases of human rights, their specification and their limits; authority, and the formation of authoritative rules by non-authoritative persons and procedures; law, the Rule of Law, and the derivation of laws from the principles of practical reasonableness; the complex relation between legal and moral obligation; and the practical and theoretical problems created by unjust laws. A final Part develops a vigorous argument about the relation between 'natural law', 'natural theology' and 'revelation' - between moral concern and other ultimate questions.

Personal Property Law

Author: Michael Bridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198743071
Release Date: 2015-04-16
Genre: Personal property

What type of right is a property right? How are items of property classified for legal purposes? In this revised edition of Personal Property Law, Michael Bridge provides answers to these fundamental questions of property law. His critical analysis includes new material on insolvency, in particular the anti-deprivation principle and the pari passu rule, as well as comprehensive accounts of recent case law (OBG v Allan, Yearworth, and Datastream,) and statutory developments. Widely considered to be the best short introduction to English personal property law, Bridge constructs an authoritative and systematic summary of this complex field for readers approaching the subject for the first time. It focuses on the acquisition, loss, transfer, and protection of interests in personal property law, and specific topics include: ownership and possession; treatment of the separate contributions of the common law and equity to modern personal property law; discussion of modes of transfer; the means of protecting property interests; the resolution of disputes concerning title to personal property; the grant of security interests, and the issues arising out of the transformation and mixing of tangible personal property.

Public Law

Author: Adam Tomkins
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191018602
Release Date: 2003-07-17
Genre: Law

Written in the well-established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, Public Law offers a stimulating re-interpretation of the central themes and problems of English constitutional law. It offers full consideration of the historical development of public law. This book is an introduction that will be especially appealing to the enquiring student who is looking to reflect critically on the assumptions underpinning the standard presentation of the subject.Written throughout in an engaging and accessible style, Public Law examines the issues of power and accountability that are central to constitutional and administrative law. Among the topics considered are the unwritten nature of the constitution, the changing relationship between the law and the politics of the constitution, the separation of powers, the enduring influence of the crown, the role and functions of Parliament, questions of responsible government, and the law of judicialreview and human rights.

Conflicts of Law and Morality

Author: Kent Greenawalt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195363299
Release Date: 1989-05-04
Genre: Philosophy

Powerful emotion and pursuit of self-interest have many times led people to break the law with the belief that they are doing so with sound moral reasons. This study, a comprehensive philosophical and legal analysis of the gray area in which the foundations of law and morality clash, views these oblique circumstances from two perspectives: that of the person who faces a possible conflict between the claims of morality and law and must choose whether or not to obey the penal code; and that of the people who make and uphold laws and must decide whether to treat someone with a moral claim to disobey differently from ordinary lawbreakers. In examining the extent of the obligations owed by citizens to their government, Greenawalt concentrates on the possible existence of a single source of obligation that reaches all citizens and all laws. He also discusses techniques of amelioration of punishment for conscientious lawbreakers, asking how far legal systems should go to accommodate individuals who break the law for reason of conscience. Drawing from numerous examples of conflicts between law and morality, Greeawalt illustrates in detail the positions and predicaments of potential lawbreakers and lawmakers alike.

Land Law

Author: Elizabeth Cooke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199653232
Release Date: 2012-06-28
Genre: Law

Written by the Law Commissioner responsible for land law, this second edition is an invaluable resource for students new to the subject. It provides a clear overview of the subject, details key cases, and offers both a clear explanation of how the law works and insights into how property lawyers think.

Public Law

Author: Richard Clements
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198715733
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Law

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Contract Theory

Author: Stephen A. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198765614
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Smith presents an examination of our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. The book helps readers understand the nature of the idea and justification of contractual obligation.

The Concept of Law

Author: HLA Hart
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191630071
Release Date: 2012-10-25
Genre: Law

Fifty years on from its original publication, HLA Hart's The Concept of Law is widely recognized as the most important work of legal philosophy published in the twentieth century, and remains the starting point for most students coming to the subject for the first time. In this third edition, Leslie Green provides a new introduction that sets the book in the context of subsequent developments in social and political philosophy, clarifying misunderstandings of Hart's project and highlighting central tensions and problems in the work.

Law and integration in the European Union

Author: Stephen Weatherill
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015034541741
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Law

In recent years the European Union has enjoyed a significant increase in its profile at both national and international levels. This book explains how the legal rules which underpin the process of integration in the European Union have been shaped in order to give effect to the Union's objectives. It is accordingly suitable as an introductory text designed to expose the reader to the basic constitutional and substantive principles of European Union law. Union law exerts an increasingly profound impact on domestic law and this book will equip a lawyer unfamiliar with the principles of Union law with an awareness of when and why Union law is of relevance in domestic litigation. The evolution of Union law continues apace. Increasingly its law has developed as an instrument of market integration and of market regulation. However recent years have witnessed controversy concerning the appropriate allocation of responsibilities between the Union's own institutions and national authorities. This book provides a fully up-to-date assessment of the changing shape of the European Union and its legal structure.

Atiyah s Introduction to the Law of Contract

Author: Stephen A. Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191018244
Release Date: 2006-02-09
Genre: Law

Atiyah's Introduction to the Law of Contract is a well-known text through which thousands of university students have first encountered the law of contract, and the new edition has long been eagerly awaited by university teachers and students. This sixth edition, updated by Stephen Smith, continues to provide readers with an introduction to the theories, policies, and ideas that underlie the law, placing an equal emphasis on the law and critical analysis. In particular, the discussion of recent cases and legislation is centred on why contract law is the way it is, whether it can be justified, and, if not, what should be done to improve it. The sixth edition has been revised to place the law of contract in a modern context and to account for recent developments in the law, as well as those in academic thinking and writing. Addressing European influences and including perspectives from comparative law, this remains a stimulating and authoritative exposition of the modern law of contract.

An Introduction to Family Law

Author: Gillian Douglas
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199270945
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

This work approaches the study of family law by tracing the evolution of family relationships from their origins through to their possible termination and aftermath, and elucidating the legal framework which applies to each stage of this evolution.

The Anthropology of Law

Author: Fernanda Pirie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199696840
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre: Law

Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.