Common Law Vs Civil Law

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Common Law Vs Civil Law

  1. 1. Common Law vs. Civil Law
  2. 2. Territory
  3. 3. 1st difference: law Common law Civil law • Case law • Principle of legality • Based on customs • Based on Roman law Example… Example…
  4. 4. 1st difference: law Common law Civil law • Case law • Principle of legality • Based on customs • Based on Roman law Example… Example…
  5. 5. 2 nd difference: judges Common law Civil law • Judge and jury • One or a panel of judges • trial dominated by lawyers • Judge actively participates with judge as referee in seeking of evidence and examining of witnesses
  6. 6. 2 nd difference: judges Common law Civil law • Judge uses inductive • Judge uses deductive reasoning about the facts reasoning • Court may fashion an • Inappropriate for Court to equitable remedy- one that fashion a remedy not set is “fair” forth in the Code
  7. 7. 2 nd difference: judges • Disadvantages
  8. 8. Disadvantages
  9. 9. Disadvantages
  10. 10. Disadvantages
  11. 11. Disadvantages
  12. 12. 3 th difference: jury Common law Civil law • Judge and jury • One or a panel of judges Disadvantages
  13. 13. Disadvantages
  14. 14. Disadvantages
  15. 15. Disadvantages
  16. 16. Advantages

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