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The Botswana Legal System 2nd Ed

This book provides a history of the Botswana legal system and places it in the context of other major legal systems.

Publication Language: English

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This book provides a history of the Botswana legal system and places it in the context of other major legal systems.

This second edition of The Botwana Legal System is updated to 2013. It provides a history of the Botswana legal system and places it in the context of other major legal systems. The book also sets out the sources of law in Botswana, and gives an in-depth description of the court system (which has been extensively reformed in recent years), the legal profession, legislative process, and the interpretation of legislation. This book is well suited as a general reference work for both law and non-law students in Botswana, and a useful introduction for foreign practitioners who seek to understand the key differences between Botswana's legal system and their own.

 

Table of contents

Part 1 - General introduction

Chapter 1 - The meaning, functions and classification of law

Chapter 2 - Introduction to the major legal systems in the world

Part 2 - The development of the Botswana legal system and the sources of law

Chapter 3 - The historical origins and development of the legal system

Chapter 4 - The sources of law applicable in Botswana

Part 3 - The administration of justice

Chapter 5 - The courts of general jurisdiction

Chapter 6 - The courts of special jurisdiction

Chapter 7 - Judges

Chapter 8 - Magistrates and members of customary courts

Chapter 9 - The Attorney-General

Chapter 10 - The Director of Public Prosecution

Chapter 11 - The legal profession

Part 4 - The enactment and interpretation of statutes

Chapter 12 - The enactment of statutes

Chapter 13 - The interpretation of statutes

Part 5 - Some fundamental legal skills

Chapter 14 - Elements of good examination practices and skills

Chapter 15 - Introduction to legal writing – Writing a research paper