Last modified: 15 Sep 2020 16:00
This is a foundational course that introduces students to the basics of comparative law. The first part of the course focuses on the various methods to analyse differences and similarities between legal rules across nations and cultures. It also introduces students to various efforts to map and explain legal diversity. The second half of the course includes a range of case studies to showcase how the comparative method can be used in different areas of the law and across nations and regions.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
The course will explore a range of methodological approaches to comparative law, including the analytical models developed by functionalist and culturalist comparatists. It will introduce students to various classifications of legal systems and their limitations. In the process, students will learn about major legal traditions, including the civilian and the common law traditions. The case studies will illustrate the importance of comparative research across legal areas (public and private) and geographical regions (within and beyond Europe).
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1500 word essay 75%
Multiple choice exam 25%
Resit: resubmission of failed element
There are no assessments for this course.
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