LAW7745 - Comparative Law

LAW7745 - Comparative Law

Course Number: 

7745

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

This course serves as a general introduction to the field of comparative law. Special attention will be given to the civil law tradition that emerged in Continental Europe and later was "transplanted" in many other parts of the world, and various points of difference (and similarity) with the Anglo-American common law tradition. Among the topics that will be addressed are the sources of law; the nature of legal rules; the training and role of legal professionals; civil and criminal procedure; legislative and administrative process; and constitutional structure and review. Also, throughout the course there will be consideration of the purposes and methods of comparative law.