Common Law and Civil Law Traditions

35 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2015

Date Written: February 17, 2012


The goal of this Practitioners' Guide is to provide an overview of both common law and civil law legal traditions -- comparing and contrasting them -- so that practitioners deploying to post-conflict or developing countries can become familiar with them, and more easily work in a country that follows a tradition that is unfamiliar to them.

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O'Connor, Vivienne, Common Law and Civil Law Traditions (February 17, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Vivienne O'Connor (Contact Author)

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