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Mixed Jurisdictions Compared: Private Law in Louisiana and Scotland

Vernon Palmer and Elspeth Reid

Abstract

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 o ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638864
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638864.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vernon Palmer, author

Elspeth Reid, author