Civil Law

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 "law, civil law, civil":

Lay Judges In Japan - Saiban-in (lay Judges) in Japan - Process
... In many respects, the new system is very different from a common law jury system ... It is 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 continental Europe ... 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 ...
Law Of Bhutan - Civil Law - Property Laws - Intellectual Property
... 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 ... for maintaining registration and upholding intellectual property law ...
Legal Professions - Career Structure - Common Law/civil Law
... In most common law countries, especially those with fused professions, lawyers have many options over the course of their careers ... counsel, corporate in-house counsel, administrative law judge, judge, arbitrator, or law professor ... In developing 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 ...
Legal Professions - Responsibilities
... 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 ... 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 ... Notably, England, the mother of the common law jurisdictions, emerged from the Dark Ages with similar complexity in its legal professions, but then ...
Legal Culture - Western Comparisons
... 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 the latter an inquisitorial one ... 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 rights ...

Famous quotes containing the words civil law, law and/or civil:

    Just what is the civil law? What neither influence can affect, nor power break, nor money corrupt: were it to be suppressed or even merely ignored or inadequately observed, no one would feel safe about anything, whether his own possessions, the inheritance he expects from his father, or the bequests he makes to his children.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
    Bible: New Testament, Galatians 6:2.

    The lakes are something which you are unprepared for; they lie up so high, exposed to the light, and the forest is diminished to a fine fringe on their edges, with here and there a blue mountain, like amethyst jewels set around some jewel of the first water,—so anterior, so superior, to all the changes that are to take place on their shores, even now civil and refined, and fair as they can ever be.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)