This book is a translation of Reinhold Zippelius' Juristische Methodenlehre, (Munich, C.H. Beck, tenth edition, 2006). The approach of the original German-language volume is to engage civil law students in the processes by which one learns the law and reasons in the law — thus, the title of Zippelius' work in English could easily be "Thinking Like a German Lawyer."
This volume was chosen because of its wide influence in Germany and the fact that it provides not only intellectual insight in comparative legal systems, but also equips the practitioner to understand how the civil lawyer sitting across the table understands law — the insider comparativism that is the basis for the entire series.
This book is part of the Comparative Legal Thinking Series, edited by Kirk W. Junker, Associate Profesor of Law & Director of International Programs, Duquesne University School of Law.