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The Italian Legal System: An Introduction, Second Edition

Michael A. Livingston, Pier Giuseppe Montaneri, and Francesco Parisi


This is the second edition of Cappelletti, Merryman, and Perillo, The Italian Legal System: An Introduction, published by SUP in 1965. The book provides not merely an overview of Italian law but also a definition of the field, together with an important contribution to the general literature on comparative law. It accomplishes this by describing an "Italian style" in doctrine, law, and interpretation—typical of the civil law but with several uniquely Italian elements—together with an extremely well-written introduction to Italian legal history, government, the legal profession, and civil proce ... More

Keywords: Italian legal system, comparative law, civil law, Italian government, legal institutions, globalization, civil procedure, Italian history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804774956
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804774956.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael A. Livingston, author

Pier Giuseppe Montaneri, author

Francesco Parisi, author