International law

Author: Alan Vaughan Lowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199268843
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Of all legal subjects, international law is at once the most richly varied and arguably the least understood, even by lawyers. For the past two decades it has been the focus of intense analysis by legal philosophers, international relations specialists, linguists, professional lawyers, historians, economists, and political scientists, as well as those who study, teach, and practice the discipline. Yet, the realities of international trade and communication mean that regulations in one State often directly affect matters within others. In the established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, International Law is both an introduction to the subject and a critical consideration of its central themes and debates. The book explores the scope and function of international law, and explains how it helps to underpin our international political and economic systems. It then goes on to examine the wider theoretical implications of international law's role in modern society, including issues such as the independence of states, limits of national freedom of choice, human rights, and international crime.

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 Lyndon Davies
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199601325
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Law

Part of the 'Clarendon Law Series' this volume offers a concise introduction to company law. It sets out the five key functions of company law, as well as examining how to maximise the benefits whilst minimising the costs of creating a company.

International law

Author: Alan Vaughan Lowe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199268843
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

Of all legal subjects, international law is at once the most richly varied and arguably the least understood, even by lawyers. For the past two decades it has been the focus of intense analysis by legal philosophers, international relations specialists, linguists, professional lawyers, historians, economists, and political scientists, as well as those who study, teach, and practice the discipline. Yet, the realities of international trade and communication mean that regulations in one State often directly affect matters within others. In the established tradition of the Clarendon Law Series, International Law is both an introduction to the subject and a critical consideration of its central themes and debates. The book explores the scope and function of international law, and explains how it helps to underpin our international political and economic systems. It then goes on to examine the wider theoretical implications of international law's role in modern society, including issues such as the independence of states, limits of national freedom of choice, human rights, and international crime.

Natural Law and Natural Rights

Author: John Finnis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199599134
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Genre: Law

Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely recognised as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an essential reference point for all students of the subject. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.

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: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199644704
Release Date: 2012-10-25
Genre: Law

The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.

Personal Property Law

Author: Michael G. Bridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199254761
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

This new addition to the Clarendon Law Series offers an authoritative and concise introduction to personal property law. Ideal for those coming to the subject for the first time, it provides a succinct but comprehensive overview of the subject. Written by a significant figure in the field, this clear and critical account of the principles of Personal Property Law will also be of interest to academics. Providing a definition of personal property law, the author demonstrates why an understanding of the principles of personal property is important. In defining the various types, he discusses the common law interests (ownership and possession) and in the process deals with the proprietary characteristic of bailment. There is also an outline discussion of equitable interests. Michael Bridge describes the means by which the common law protects interests in personal property, and discusses the ways in which interests are conveyed at common law. He examines the rule of 'nemodat quod non habet' with its various exceptions, and in treating the assignment of choices in action compares it with negotiability. Finally, there is an introduction to security over personal property in the form of lien, pledge, charge, and mortgage. Important changes since the first edition include the Sale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1995 and the Treasure Act 1996.

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.

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.

Law in Modern Society

Author: Denis Galligan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191018862
Release Date: 2006-09-14
Genre: Law

Providing an introduction to law in modern society, D. J. Galligan considers how legal theory, and particularly H. L. A Hart's The Concept of Law, has developed the idea of law as a highly developed social system, which has a distinctive character and structure, and which shapes and influences people's behaviour. The concept of law as a distinct social phenomenon is examined through reference to, and analysis of, the work of prominent legal and social theorists, in particular M. Weber, E. Durkheim, and N. Luhmann. Galligan's approach is guided by two main ideas: that the law is a social formation with its own character and features, and that at the same time it interacts with, and is affected by, other aspects of society. In analysing these two ideas, Galligan develops a general framework for law and society within which he considers various aspects including: the nature of social rules and the concept of law as a system of rules; whether law has particular social functions and how legal orders run in parallel; the place of coercion; the characteristic form of modern law and the social conditions that support it; implementation and compliance; and what happens when laws are used to change society. Law in Modern Society encourages legal scholars to consider the law as an expression of social relations, examining the connections and tensions between the positive law of modern society and the spontaneous relations they often try to direct or change.

An Introduction to Family Law

Author: Gillian Douglas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019876541X
Release Date: 2001
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.

Equity

Author: Sarah Worthington
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199290504
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

This second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity maintains the clear ambitions of the first. It sets out the basic principles of equity, and illustrates them by reference to commercial and domestic examples of their operation. The book comprehensively and succinctly describes the role of equity in creating and developing rights and obligations, remedies and procedures that differ in important ways from those provided by the common law itself. Worthington delivers a complete reworking of the material traditionally described as equity. In doing this, she provides a thorough examination of the fundamental principles underpinning equity's most significant incursions into the modern law of property, contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. In addition, she exposes the possibilities, and the need, for coherent substantive integration of common law and equity. Such integration she perceives as crucial to the continuing success of the modern common law legal system. This book provides an accessible and elementary exploration of equity's place in our modern legal system, whilst also tackling the most taxing and controversial questions which our dual system of law and equity raises. The second edition now includes footnote references to the leading cases in the area. Each chapter also provides a short list of key cases, and a selective biography chosen for its ability to provoke debate about the principal controversies exposed in the chapter. These additions are designed to guide and stimulate students and practitioners in their engagement with the subject.

The Cambridge Companion to International Law

Author: James Crawford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521190886
Release Date: 2012-01-26
Genre: Law

A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.