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This is a foundational course that introduces students to the two dominant legal traditions of the world - the civil law tradition and the common law tradition. The first half of the course provides an introduction to Comparative Law with a focus on the civil law tradition. The second part of the course is concerned with the common law tradition, whilst exploring also the differences between the Scots and English legal systems. In addition, the course examines the interaction between the civil law tradition and the common law tradition within the European Union.
|Second Sub Session
|7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
This course will explore the development and evolution of the civil law tradition, the skills and practices involved in comparative legal analysis, and compare examples of civil law, Scots and English law in respect of particular issues.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Poster (30%) and essay (70%)
Resit: 1 one-hour examination (75%) and the previous essay (25%) will be carried through
1. Individual presentations, which will take place throughout the course;
2. On a less formal basis, verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions.
Oral feedback is given after the presentations.