A Common Law Fortress Under Attack: Is English Law Being Europeanized?
2 Colum. J. Eur. L. 1 (1995) Xavier Lewis. Barrister, of the Middle Temple. Member of the Legal Service, European Commission, former Legal Secretary, Court of Justice of the European Communities. In an article about civilian codification in North America, Professor Shael Herman amusingly likened the Québec and Louisiana jurisdictions to a “civilian fortress” which had bravely withstood Anglo-Saxon onslaughts. The question now is whether the besiegers are being besieged: whether the English and Irish common law is becoming “Europeanized” as a result of British and Irish membership of the European Community. It could not be doubted that with the […]