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Description - The Law of Obligations by Peter Cane

The late John Fleming, emeritus Professor of Law in the University of California at Berkeley, was the pre-eminent torts lawyer of the age; his Law of Torts has influenced generations of students and scholars, and remains a classic of legal literature. In this volume, distinguished academics and judges from around the world pay tribute to him in a collection of essays which range widely across tort law, legal theory, legal history and
comparative law. Topics discussed include: tort and human rights; the duty of care in negligence; codification of the law of obligations in Europe; the basis of strict liability in particular and of
responsibility generally in tort law; and aspects of products liability. These stimulating essays have much to say about the past, present and future of the law of obligations and will be of great interest to scholars and lawyers of all legal systems. From the editors' preface John Fleming was one of the most influential writers on the law of torts and comparative law in the English-speaking world this century. His
towering contribution to scholarship is evidenced not only by the great prestige his work attracts in academic circles but also by the frequency and high respect with which his work is cited by judges in
appellate courts of many jurisdictions. The authors of this collection of essays on the law of obligations intend it as a tribute to his achievements.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198264842
ISBN-10: 0198264844
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 29mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Cane

Peter Cane was, until 1997, a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He is now a Professor of Law in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Jane Stapleton was, until 1997, a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. She is now a Professor of Law in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

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