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Mexican Law

Stephen Zamora, José Ramón Cossio, Leonel Pereznieto, Jose Roldan Xopa, Instituto Tecnologico Automomo de Mexico, Derece, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, and David Lopez


This book 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 and institutions, and provides a foundation for understanding the role of law and legal institutions in shaping public and private life in Mexico. The book surveys both public and private law, and provides examples of the practical application of the law. It discusses the discrepancies that exist between the wri ... More

Keywords: Mexico, legal system, legal doctrines, legal institutions, public law, private law, written law, labor law, family law, constitutional rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288489
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288489.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Zamora, author
University of Houston Law Center

José Ramón Cossio, author
Faculdad Dereche, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Leonel Pereznieto, author