A guide to the Spanish legal system
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Louise Souter  Identity Verified
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Aug 20, 2009

I am looking for a guide to the Spanish legal system for the purposes of translation and would appreciate any suggestions.


Daniel Šebesta  Identity Verified
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Wikipedia Aug 20, 2009

You may want to start at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_Spain and follow the internal links to related topics as well as the external links to independent references.



[Edited at 2009-08-20 18:37 GMT]


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Links Aug 21, 2009

Spanish Law Library:

Links (skip down to Law):


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Two suggestions Aug 21, 2009

1. Spanish Law and Legal System
Elena Merino-Blanco
2nd edition
Sweet & Maxwell
ISBN-10 0-421-90230-2
ISBN-13 978-0-421-90230-5

The author is a lecturer at a university in Bristol.

The English 'jars' a little in the book, at times, but if you look past that, it's a very good introduction to the Spanish legal system. I've found it very useful. Good background reading.

2. El inglés jurídico - Textos y documentos
Enrique Alcaraz Varó
6.ª edición
ISBN 978-84-344-5600-6

This is a gem of a book, because although it's written in Spanish about Legal English, it gives all the major EN terms in brackets, so you can easily use it for terminology mining and making your own glossaries. It makes good comparisons between the two legal systems. And, it's very clear and well-written -- I can read the Spanish, with very little difficulty, even though it's not one of my working languages.

Hope this helps

[Edited at 2009-08-21 17:47 GMT]


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A Guide to the Spanish Legal System Aug 23, 2009

Louise Souter wrote:

I am looking for a guide to the Spanish legal system for the purposes of translation and would appreciate any suggestions.

A Guide to the Spanish Legal System


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