Civil law may refer to:
- Civil law (common law), a branch of common law dealing with relations between individuals or organizations (as opposed to criminal law)
- Civil law (legal system) (or "Continental law"), any of the various systems or codes of law which are derived from Roman law historically
- Civil law (area), a branch of Continental law which is the general part of private law
- The law that apply to the citizens of a city or state as opposed to international law
- The law as it relates to ordinary citizens as opposed to military or ecclesiastical law
Other articles related to "civil law, law, civil":
... In most countries, particularly civil law countries, there has been a tradition of giving many legal tasks to a variety of civil law notaries, clerks, and scriveners ... rather, their legal professions consist of a large number of different kinds of law-trained persons, known as jurists, of which only some are advocates who are licensed to practice in ... Notably, England, the mother of the common law jurisdictions, emerged from the Dark Ages with similar complexity in its legal professions, but then evolved by the 19th century to a single dichotomy between barristers ...
... The traditional focus between common law culture and civil law culture has been highlighted by court room procedure, whereby the former nurtures an adversarial environment and ... In fact France, which subscribes to a civil legal system, historically gave the judge a passive role and left the parties to engage in an accusatorial manner ... Nonetheless the common law culture predominately consists of oral arguments where legal representors steer the case in search of justice and reinforcement of ...
... In most common law countries, especially those with fused professions, lawyers have many options over the course of their careers ... they can become a prosecutor, government counsel, corporate in-house counsel, administrative law judge, judge, arbitrator, or law professor ... countries like India, a large majority of law students never actually practice, but simply use their law degree as a foundation for careers in other fields ...
... Intellectual property law is seen mainly in the Copyright Act and Industrial Property Act of 2001 ... Bhutanese intellectual property law recognizes both economic and moral rights of the author the former is freely assignable in whole or in part ... is responsible for maintaining registration and upholding intellectual property law ...
... the new system is very different from a common law jury system ... not a (lay) jury of an adversarial system of common law but one that involves a (lay) "judge" found in inquisitorial systems of civil law countries, such as those ... In a common law adversarial system, the judge acts as a referee over the contest between the defence attorney and the prosecutor, in which the two sides present the facts of their case to the panel of jurors the judge ...
Famous quotes containing the words law and/or civil:
“A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“At Hayes General Store, west of the cemetery, hangs an old army rifle, used by a discouraged Civil War veteran to end his earthly troubles. The grocer took the rifle as payment on account.”
—Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)