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This course introduces students to the constitutional features of jurisdictions in the Romano-Germanic tradition, focusing on legal systems which have been imitated elsewhere in the world, namely those of Germany, France and Spain. The course complements LS2536 Introduction to Comparative Law, and is a compulsory component of the LLB with German Law, the LLB with French Law and the LLB with Spanish Law.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
The course begins with a seminar contrasting the uncodified constitutional arrangements in Britain with the constitutions of major jurisdictions on the European continent. Attention will be given to how the respective histories of each jurisdiction shaped the development of their public law traditions. The course will then address selected topics on the constitutional law of France, Germany and Spain, with a particular focus on judicial control of the executive. Students will consider the role of the French Constitutional Council, the German Basic Law and Constitutional Court, and the post-Franco constitutional settlement in Spain.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||40||Feedback Weeks||43|
Feedback will be provided within three weeks from the date of submission.
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Written feedback provided.
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|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Understand and analyse the specific features of French and German legal families|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Understand and analyse selected topics in the constitutional law of France, Germany and Spain.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Understand and analyse the historical development of the Romano-Germanic legal tradition|