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LS 4570 / LX 4570
COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
CREDIT POINTS 25

Course Co-ordinator: Dr T Gyorfi

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to Junior and Senior Honours candidates for LLB with Honours who have passed LS 1512.

Co-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): Candidates for the MA in Legal Studies may take this course as a 30 credit option (LX 4570).

This course is intended to offer comparative insights into systems of rights protection in six different countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK and US). A survey of structural issues (constitution making, judicial review, etc) is followed by discussions of select problems of fundamental rights protection in courts using examples of privacy, equality and freedom of religion.

One introductory lecture, six seminars and a concluding lecture/seminar drawing together the various themes and providing an opportunity for final discussions.

1st Attempt: One 2,500 word essay (25%) and 1 three-hour written examination (75%).