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LS2540: COMPARATIVE LAW II: THE ROMANO-GERMANIC TRADITION (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:25


Course Overview

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.

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?

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 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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 27 - 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 31 - 33

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1500 words essay (100%)

 

Resit

1500 words essay (100%)

Formative Assessment

150 words essay plan

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse selected topics in the constitutional law of France, Germany and Spain.
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the specific features of French and German legal families
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the historical development of the Romano-Germanic legal tradition

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