French Legal System

French Legal System. An Overview

According to “Principles of French Law”(see below), in France “the approach to case law and doctrinal legal writing is different in administrative and constitutional law to that in civil and criminal law.”

The French Legal System

  • French Sources of Law
  • French Court Institutions
  • French Judicial Personnel

The law making process

  • French Legislation
  • French Codification
  • French Statutory interpretations
  • French Case law

The Legal Procedure

  • Civil procedure
  • Criminal procedure

Public Law:

Private Law:

  • French Family Law,
  • French Property Law,
  • The Law of Obligations in France, and
  • French Commercial law

Hibrid Law

: Employment Law

See Also

Further Reading

“Principles of French Law”, John Bell, Sophie Boyron, and Simon Whittaker, Oxford, 2008
“French Law, A Comparative Approach”, Eva Steiner, 2010



References and Further Reading

About the Author/s and Reviewer/s

Author: international

Mentioned in these Entries

Administrative law, Codification, Commercial law, French Law Court Reports, French Legal Abbreviations, Law Classification, List of French Reports.



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