Comparative Law: Law, Reality and Society

Publication citation
Watson, Alan. 2007. Comparative law: law, reality and society. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Pub.

ISBN 9781600420184

Table of contents
Law in books, law and reality: a comparative law perspective -- Moses and the Ten Commandments -- Two gospel vignettes: Jesus and the Samaritan woman; Jesus and the adulteress -- Artificiality, reality and Roman contract law -- Justinian's Corpus Iuris Civilis: oddities of legal development; and human civilization -- Justinian's natural law and its Spanish legacy -- The failure of Scottish legal education in the 17th Century, and the American Civil War -- Lord Mansfield: judicial integrity or its lack; Somerset's case -- Foreign legal thinking -- The culture of judges -- The law of delict and quasi delict -- Epilogue: Julius Caesar: descendant of a slave?