Rambling Through Continental Legal Systems

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Ruggero J. Aldisert

United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Date Written: 1982


Judge Aldisert examines the radical differences between the legal systems of the United States and those of the European Continent, based on research and firsthand travel experiences. This article provides detailed description of the French, German, Polish, Yugoslav and Italian legal systems, judicial structure, procedure, and nature of legal practice in each system, and compares each to the American system.

PDF scan posted with permission of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.

Keywords: comparative law, judicial process, European law, French law, German law, Continental law, Italian law, Aldisert

Suggested Citation

Aldisert, Ruggero J., Rambling Through Continental Legal Systems (1982). University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 935, 1982, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1410838

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