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The German Legal System and Legal Language

A General Survey Together With Notes and a German Vocabulary

by Howard Fisher

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Routledge Cavendish .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law,
  • Germany,
  • Courts & procedure,
  • German,
  • Law / General,
  • International,
  • Laws of Other Jurisdictions & General Law

  • The Physical Object
    FormatTextbook Binding
    Number of Pages650
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9344706M
    ISBN 101859415210
    ISBN 109781859415214

    Legal History German law has its roots in the feudal and territorial law that emerged in the 11th century with the development and organization of the city-states and principalities of the Hohenstaufen empire. This was, by the 13th century, a legal system of written law in statute books and unwritten customary law coexisting together.   The German legal system falls within the civil law tradition, which traces its origins to Roman law. Germany played a leading role in the codification of civil law during the 19th century, and its legal codes have influenced the development of the law in many other jurisdictions.

    The specialized variety (or occupational register) of the English language used by lawyers and in legal documents is called legal English. As David Mellinkoff has noted, legal English includes "distinctive words, meanings, phrases, and modes of expression" (The Language of the Law, ).Author: Richard Nordquist. B.M. Gandhi's "Legal Language, Legal Writing & General English" is designed as a basic text for law students. Not only does it fulfill the requirements of the legal language and writing courses but also initiates the student to the study of law and the legal profession/5(2).

    Legal English is the type of English as used in legal general, a legal language is a formalized language based on logic rules which differs from the ordinary natural language in vocabulary, morphology, syntax, and semantics, as well as other linguistic features, aimed to achieve consistency, validity, completeness and soundness, while keeping the benefits of a human-like language.   German Legal System and Laws provides a comprehensive introduction to the German legal system and the core areas of substantive law. Constitutional law is the foundation of German law and this area has been given fuller consideration in this fourth edition.


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The German Legal System and Legal Language by Howard Fisher Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book explains the structure and terminology of some of the main areas of German public and private law. Amid the increasing complexity of international legal relations, the book provides a firm reference point for those native English speakers who deal with legal matters in Germany, for those who wish to grasp the nettle of the intricate German legal system and language for the first time Cited by: 3.

The German Legal System and Legal Language is an established, reliable and practical resource and learning tool designed to give native English speakers a clear and authoritative guide to the German legal system and its special language.

The book, now in its 5th edition, has been fully revised and updated. German Translation of “legal” | The official Collins English-German Dictionary online. OverGerman translations of English words and phrases. Despite the widespread use of English and the search for pan-European legal principles, national legal concepts and norms remain of vital, practical importance.

This book endeavours to explain, in as simple terms as possible, the structure and terminology of some of the main areas of German law. German Legal System and Laws provides a comprehensive introduction to the German legal system and the core areas of substantive law.

Constitutional law is the foundation of German law and this area has been given fuller consideration in this fourth by: The judiciary of Germany is the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in Germany.

The German legal system is a civil law mostly based on a comprehensive compendium of statutes, as compared to the common law systems. In criminal and administrative law, Germany uses an inquisitorial system where the judges are actively involved in investigating the facts of the case, as compared.

However, throughout the Anglo-American legal system, distinctions are made between legal rights and remedies (as determined by the common law) and equitable rights an d remedies. For instance,damages is a typical legal remedy, whereasspecific performance and injunctions are The German Legal System and Legal Language book equitable remedies.

The English legal language is characterized by:File Size: KB. The law of Germany (German: das Recht Deutschlands), that being the modern German legal system (German: Deutsches Rechtssystem), is a system of civil law which is founded on the principles laid out by the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany, though many of the most important laws, for example most regulations of the civil code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, or BGB) were developed prior.

First, learn about the German legal system, including full and abbreviated names of legal bodies and institutions, and the process by which laws are enacted and published.

Next, review relevant secondary sources. They provide citations to primary law and help you understand the topic.

: Jennifer Allison. Japan tried to use the English legal system and gave up, and switched to a German system. The nice thing about the German system is that in principle the entire law is in one book. You borrow a civil code, adopt it, and that one book describes the.

Table of contents for The German legal system and legal language / Howard D. Fisher. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. The Legal English Manual gives global practitioners a one-stop source for technical legal language and commonly used phrases in 14 legal practice areas.

It is not a textbook, it is a handbook. It was prepared by experienced and native English-speaking lawyers for an audience of lawyers, prospective practitioners, and other legal professionals. Peter Tiersma's history of legal language slices through the polysyllabic thicket of legalese.

He shows to what extent legalese is a product of its past, when Anglo-Saxon mercenaries, Latin-speaking missionaries, Scandinavian raiders, and Norman invaders all left their marks on the language that lawyers use today.

Tiersma suggests, however, that history alone provides an inadequate explanation. The Rise of Legal Language Perhaps the language of lawyers is so convoluted simply because of the conservatism of the profession and its veneration of history and tradition. To some extent, legal English is indeed a product of its history.

It is a story of Anglo-Saxon mercenaries, Latin-speaking missionaries, Scandinavian raiders, and NormanCited by: German Law and the German Legal System A list of some important things to be aware of -- you never know when they might come in handy. Although the German legal system operates differently than the Anglo and American systems, legal specialists who have studied it are usually in agreement that it is fair.

The German Legal System and Legal Language is an established, reliable and practical resource and learning tool designed to give native English speakers a clear and authoritative guide to. The aim of this Article is to take into account the specific features of common law legal systems, such as the English legal system, where the heirs do not directly acquire the rights of the deceased upon the latter's death but where the succession is managed by an administrator appointed and supervised by.

"English as a Legal Language is a lawyer's plain language guide to English legal terminology. Anyone who finds it difficult to express legal terms in English simply looks under the general heading to find the relevant terms and their usage.

This book can also be used to find explanations of words from a translating dictionary. Further, it is structured as a thesaurus, organized according to /5(4). Other articles where German law is discussed: civil law: The German system: Roman law, as embodied in the Corpus Juris Civilis, was “received” in Germany from the 15th century onward, and with this reception came a legal profession and a system of law developed by professionals (Juristenrecht).

Roman law provided the theoretical basis for legal. PART I Introduction to the German legal system 1 1 German legal history and legal development 9 2 Sources of German law 49 3 Legal institutions 80 4 Legal education and legal personnel 94 5 The operation of justice PART II Substantive German law 6 Public law I: Constitutional law—principles and institutions File Size: 58KB.

language. For others, the law becomes the main ingredient, and language serves as a vehicle for understanding the legal process and the workings of that system. For still other researchers, the major interest resides in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, or anthropology, and language as it operates within the legal system functions as a.German Legal System and Laws provides a comprehensive introduction to the German legal system and the core areas of substantive law.

Constitutional law is the foundation of German law and this area has been given fuller consideration in this fourth edition. The constitutional organs of state, basic rights and administrative law are all thoroughly explained.

The principal difference is the one between a common law system (English speakers) and a civil law system (most other countries, including Germany). Very simplified, common law systems look to precedents in decisions by judges while civil law sys.