This series is designed to give readers in the English-speaking world access to representative formative and primary works that students in other cultures read during their legal educations. As a result, an English reader from a common law country can attain the same unique inside view as that of the civil law student. This sort of insight is far more valuable to gaining understanding than the mere information that one might acquire either by reading only the translations of the laws themselves or summaries of those laws written by English speakers. This approach of insider comparativism is the best way of understanding the legal minds of one’s global partners in business, opponents in litigation, or clients’ expectations. The series is edited by Kirk W. Junker, Duquesne University Law School.