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The Age of Development and Continuity, 12th–15th Centuries CE  

Marion Katz

Online publication date:
Oct 2015
This article examines the historical development and social and intellectual functioning of Islamic law in the twelfth through fifteenth centuries. In particular, it considers the ... More

Appellate Courts  

David Robertson

Print publication date:
Nov 2010
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Legal System
This article discusses academic work in relation to appellate courts. It concentrates on characterizing and explaining judicial decision-making and winning on an appeal. Furthermore, it ... More

The Court of Justice of the European Union  

Michal Bobek

Print publication date:
Jul 2015
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
The chapter introduces the Court of Justice of the EU by looking at five key elements defining the institution in a diachronic perspective: the structure of the Union courts located in ... More

The Democratic Ambiguity of EU Law Making and its Enemies  

Damian Chalmers

Print publication date:
Jul 2015
Online publication date:
Feb 2015
Analysis of EU law making is made difficult by the presence of multiple legislative procedures. Matters are further complicated by neither national nor postnational models of democracy ... More

Discrimination  

Sandra Fredman

Print publication date:
Jun 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Legal System
Legal scholarship on discrimination derives from a strongly liberal source, despite its avowed link with Aristotelian philosophy. Early liberalism has more recently bifurcated. While one influential ... More

The ECJ and the National Courts: Dialogue, Cooperation, and Instability  

Takis Tridimas

Print publication date:
Jul 2015
Online publication date:
Mar 2015
Although the development of EU law is the result of the interaction of many political and institutional actors, no other relationship is perhaps as important as that between the ECJ and ... More

Empirical Research in Law  

John Baldwin and Gwynn Davis

Print publication date:
Jun 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Legal System
This article considers the contribution to legal scholarship which has been and is being made by research strategies which fall under the broad heading of ‘empirical’. Empirical research ... More

Equity Property and Obligation  

Sarah Worthington

Print publication date:
Jun 2005
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Law, Legal System
Equitable property, especially as illustrated in the trust, and equitable obligations, especially fiduciary obligations, are without precise civil law counterparts. This ought to have ... More

The Future of Legal Families  

Jaakko Husa

Online publication date:
May 2016
The aim of this article is to give an account of legal families as a comparative law approach and as a classification of legal systems. The text discusses especially the future of legal ... More

Islamic Law and Theology  

Rumee Ahmed

Online publication date:
Sep 2015
Whereas Islamic law and Islamic theology are usually discussed separately, this article examines the relationship between the two in Islamic Studies scholarship. After defining the terms ... More

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