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 text has been fully amended and updated with regard to a wealth of legislation and case law which
has radically altered the course of German law with considerable attention being given to the development of private law. Also included are expanded and updated extracts from the Grundgesetz and fully revised glossaries of German legal terms.
Nigel Foster, FRSA, is Visiting Professor of European Law at the University of Buckingham and at the Europa Institut, Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany. His OUP publications include Foster on EU Law; EU Law Directions, EU Treaties and Legislation - the best-selling title of the Blackstone's Statute series; Q&A on EC Law; and German Legal System and Laws. Satish Sule currently works as an official of the European Commission in the Directorate General for Competition. Prior to this, he worked as a research assistant and tutor at the university of the Saarland and as a lecturer for German law and EC Law at Cardiff University.
PART I INTRODUCTION TO THE GERMAN LEGAL SYSTEM ; 1. German legal history and legal development ; 2. Sources of German law ; 3. Legal institutions ; 4. Legal education and legal personnel ; 5. The operation of justice ; PART II SUBSTANTIVE GERMAN LAW ; 6. Public law I: constitutional law, principles and institutions ; 7. Public law II: basic rights and the federal constitutional court ; 8. Public law III: general administrative law ; 9. Public law IV: criminal law ; 10. Private law I: the German civil code ; 11. Private law II: business and labour law ; APPENDIX: EXTRACTS FROM THE GERMAN CONSTITUTION