Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia

Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia

The Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia comprises introductions to the major legal systems in the
world, with coverage ranging from legal Education and the way of professional practice, to the form
of government and substantive law. This comprehensive compilation was a result of the efforts of
Kenneth Robert Redden, who was a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, later assisted by Linda L. Schleuter. He gathered information from hundreds of distinguished contributors from all over the globe in order to present this multi-volume (22 volume) encyclopedia. This work served as a standard reference work for members of the legal profession worldwide, and was also used as a reference work in law schools and other university disciplines.

Now, Online

The Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia has long been a Legal Research staple in print, but it is now available online via the World Constitutions Illustrated library in HeinOnline. country chapters were published from 1984-2005, so could be a problem of currency. The Cyclopedia volumes are arranged by region in the following order: North America, Pacific Basin, Western Europe-EEC Countries, Western Europe-Non-EEC Countries, Africa, Central America & Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America.

Cyclopedia volumes are organized by country (more or less in alphabetical order). A country chapter usually contains information about that country’s government, political and legal history, constitutional law, legal system, organization of the judiciary, legal Education , legal profession, criminal, civil, and family law, international law and international relations, and concludes with a bibliography of additional sources to consult. Some volumes also have chapters on regional organizations and special foreign and International law topics such as comparative family law, the rights of nonhuman animals, Roman law, aliens, looting of national antiquities, tax havens, and extradition.

Country Studies by the United States Library of Congress

The Country Studies are a series of books published by the Federal Research Division of the United States Library of Congress. Each book pertains to a specific country and contains a description and an analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions, and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by both historical and cultural factors. (Each study was written by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists and thus represents the analysis of those authors and should not be construed as an expression of an official United States Government position, policy or decision.)

This library features the complete set of British & Foreign State Papers, one of the greatest collections of legal and political documents ever published. It is an invaluable resource for those researching constitutional law, international Treaties and international relations. The collection includes principal documents relating to the political and commercial affairs of nations and their relations with each other since the end of the War in 1814. It contains texts of international Treaties , Constitutions , and other diplomatic documents such as statements, speeches, declarations, protocols, and communications that are relevant for international relations and practicing international law.

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A Selection of Legal Maxims, American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide, Constitutions, Court Reports, Education, International law topics, Legal Research, Legal research: Files: Law and Media Technology, List of Legal Encyclopedias, Treaties, country.



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