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LS2536: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Sep 2017 17:03


Course Overview

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.   

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Simpson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor Of Laws (Accelerated) With English Law
  • Bachelor Of Laws With English Law & European Legal Studies
  • Bachelor of Laws and European Legal Studies (with Honours)
  • Bachelor of Laws with English Law

Contact Teaching Time

25 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Poster (30%) and essay (70%)

Resit: 1 one-hour examination (75%) and the previous essay (25%) will be carried through

Formative Assessment

1. Individual presentations, which will take place throughout the course;
2. On a less formal basis, verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions.

Feedback

Oral feedback is given after the presentations.

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