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LS2536: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 02 Nov 2022 10:10


Course Overview

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. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Peter Cserne

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

  • Either Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • LS1025 Legal System (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

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

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).


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 29, 30, 32, 33
  • 1 Workshop during University week34

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Feedback Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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