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Failures of American Civil Justice in International Perspective

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  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009936

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  • Civil justice in the United States is neither civil nor just. Instead it embodies a maxim that the American legal system is a paragon of legal process which assures its citizens a fair and equal treatment under the law. Long have critics recognized the system's failings while offering abundant criticism but few solutions. This book provides a comparative-critical introduction to civil justice systems in the United States, Germany and Korea. It shows the shortcomings of the American system and compares them with German and Korean successes in implementing the rule of law. The author argues that these shortcomings could easily be fixed if the American legal systems were open to seeing how other legal systems' civil justice processes handle cases more efficiently and fairly. Far from being a treatise for specialists, this book is an introductory text for civil justice in the three aforementioned legal systems.

    • The authors have an unparalleled combination of practical and academic experience across three systems of civil justice
    • Lucid and jargon-free - it is accessible to a general audience while challenging to specialists seeking to improve their own legal systems
    • Debunks the false idea that German civil procedure is inquisitorial
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    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009936
    • length: 342 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Civil justice: an introduction
    2. Legal method: thinking like a lawyer
    3. Lawyers and legal systems: access to justice
    4. The court: jurisdiction and applicable law
    5. Pleading: the matter in controversy
    6. Process: the right to be heard
    7. Judgments, appeals and outcomes
    8. Conclusion.

  • Author

    James R. Maxeiner, University of Baltimore
    James R. Maxeiner is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore. Before entering academia he spent more than two decades in the international practice of law, first with the United States Department of Justice and then as Vice President and Associated General Counsel of Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. He is a former Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and guest researcher of the Max Planck Institutes in Hamburg, Freiburg and Munich. He is a member of the American Law Institute.

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    Gyooho Lee, University School of Law, Seoul

    Armin Weber, Court of Appeals, Munich

    Foreword

    Philip K. Howard, Covington & Burling, LLP

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