AutorCancio Fernández, Raúl C.

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Legal citation plays a unique and important role in legal jurisprudence. Among other things, legal citations connect current legal authorities with legal precedent. They show how one source relates to another. They permit readers to explore, in depth, the support that has been provided for a particular legal proposition. They also show the type and weight of legal authority.

This important work studies and compares legal citation in common-law and civil-law systems and further develops the field of legal citation by advancing a citation paradigm for Spanish legal authorities. Due to increasing globalization in the practice of law, scholars in one legal system today frequently cite sources from other legal systems. For this reason, it is important for citation experts around the world to...

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