Mexican Law

Paperback | July 15, 2005

byStephen Zamora, Jose Ramon Cossio, Leonel Pereznieto

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Mexican Law provides an overview of the Mexican legal system. It sets forth the basic rules and legal doctrines, surveys the key institutions that make and enforce the law in Mexico, and places them in their cultural context. It makes frequent comparisons to United States legal doctrines andinstitutions, and provides a foundation for understanding the role of law and legal institutions in shaping public and private life in Mexico. The volume surveys both public and private law, and provides examples of the practical application of the law. It discusses the discrepancies that exist between the written law (and the theories that underly it) and its application. Topics covered range from an overview of legal history to specificsubjects such as labor law, family law, and constitutional rights. The volume also discusses the development of the Mexican legal system in the context of the dramatic internal political changes of the last two decades, which, coupled with the increased integration of Mexico with the world economy (and especially with that of the United States), have resulted indramatic changes in the role of law and in the operation of legal institutions. The book discusses changes in the legislature and judiciary, which have assumed greater importance at the expense of executive power, and also surveys new institutions that have been created in an attempt to limitauthoritarian control of Mexican society. In this way, it demonstrates how the legal system has been shaped by Mexico's rich history and unique socio-economic circumstances.

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Mexican Law provides an overview of the Mexican legal system. It sets forth the basic rules and legal doctrines, surveys the key institutions that make and enforce the law in Mexico, and places them in their cultural context. It makes frequent comparisons to United States legal doctrines andinstitutions, and provides a foundation for u...

Professor Jose Roldan Xopa Editor Professor David Lopez Author Professor Zamora's biography: Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, since 1978 Co-Director, International Law Institute, University of Houston Dean, University of Houston Law Center (1995-2000) Fulbright Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.53 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199288488

ISBN - 13:9780199288489

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Table of Contents

1. Legal history2. Legal Education and the Legal Profession3. Sources of Mexican Law4. Federalism and Centralism5. The Executive and Legislative Powers6. The Judicial Power7. Constitutional Rights8. Judicial Procedures to Enforce the Constitution: Amparo, Controversias Constitucionales, and Acciones de Inconstitucionalidad9. Administrative Law10. Civil and Commercial Procedure11. Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure12. Regulation of the Economy and Environmental Regulation13. Labor Law, Agrarian Reform and the Welfare State14. Civil and Commercial Codes15. Law of Persons and Family16. Law of Property and Succession17. Law of Obligations18. Commercial Law19. Law of Business Organizations20. Law of Financial Institutions21. Intellectual Property Law22. Conflicts of Law (Private International Law)