French Law: A Comparative Approach provides a detailed entry point to the legal system of France. It introduces both the institutions and methodology that underpin the essence of the system as well as key substantive areas of law including property rights, the law of contract, and the law of tort. Steiner employs a comparative approach throughout which illuminates the unique aspects of French law and really helps the reader to understand the subtleties, similarities, and distinctions of French law when looked at alongside other jurisdictions. Online Resource Centre The book is accompanied by an online resource centre providing additional learning resources including: advice on where to find examples of French case law; a profile of the role of French judges; and legal exercises designed to consolidate understanding.
Eva Steiner is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the LLB in English and French Law at King's College London. A graduate from the University of Paris, she holds a Doctorate in Private Law and Criminal Sciences (with distinction-Paris). Before moving to England in 1987 she was a full-time lecturer in civil and criminal law at the University of Paris I-Pantheon-Sorbonne. She is also a qualified Avocat and, while resident in France, was a member of the Paris Bar.