The Concept of Jurisprudencia in Mexican Law

José Ma. Serna de la Garza

Abstract

The present essay describes the concept of jurisprudencia in Mexican law, a term which refers to constant and unvarying criteria to interpret and apply the Constitution, federal and state statutes and rulings and international treaties, expressed in the decisions of some federal courts. Firstly, the concept of jurisprudencia in Mexican law is discussed. Secondly, both the constitutional and legal regimes of jurisprudencia are explained and analyzed. Finally, the system for reporting jurisprudencia and the relationship between case law and legal teaching in Mexico are examined.

Keywords

Precedent; judicial decisions; case law

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