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Toward a North American Legal System

Editors: McHugh, J. (Ed.)

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Toward a North American Legal System is a collection of scholarship that looks at a timely issue in public policy. Two decades after NAFTA, the team assembled by James T. McHugh works through both philosophical and practical questions related to a possibly more integrated legal system on the North American continent.

About the authors

ARTHUR COCKFIELD Queens University, Kingston, Canada MICHELLE EGAN American University, USA H. PATRICK GLENN Peter M. Laing Professor of Law, McGill University, Canada SUSAN KARAMANIAN George Washington University School of Law, USA JAMES T. MCHUGH University of Akron, USA ROBERT A. PASTOR American University, USA MATTHEW T. SIMPSON Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP JAY WESTBROOK University of Texas School of Law, USA STEPHEN ZAMORA University of Houston Law School, USA

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"Like early geographers of the Americas, the contributors to this book have undertaken a formidable challenge: to map a shifting legal terrain that is as intricate and varied as the book's continental scale would suggest. The authors, noted experts in comparative law and/or international relations, make it clear that there is no single "North American legal system." To the contrary, unlike our European allies, most 'North Americans' do not subscribe to a continental movement towards homogeneous norms. Nevertheless, as the authors in this book point out in discerning detail, the increasing interdependence of North American societies not only creates contentious fault lines , but also generates opportunities for North America's overlapping legal regimes to interact harmoniously. The book, in dealing with the relatively neglected subject of North American comparative law, makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the underlying forces that influence continental shifts in legal regimes." - Stephen Zamora, Leonard B. Rosenberg Professor of Law and director, Center for U.S. and Mexican Law, University of Houston Law Center


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    McHugh, James T.

    Pages 1-6

  • Assessing the Prospects of North American Legal Harmonization

    Simpson, Matthew T.

    Pages 7-38

  • How to Think About Law in North America

    Glenn, H. Patrick

    Pages 39-56

  • The Constitutional Presence within North America

    McHugh, James T.

    Pages 57-77

  • Legal Integration of NAFTA through Supranational Adjudication

    Westbrook, Jay Lawrence

    Pages 79-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a North American Legal System
Editors
  • J. McHugh
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
James T. McHugh
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26950-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137269508
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26949-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44397-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 210
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