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264.7 sec. 1 - Comparative Law (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Laurent Mayali (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: MW 3:35-4:50
Meeting Location: 136
Course Start: January 10, 2011
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49811
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49808
This basic course on comparative law is an introduction to the method and concept of comparative law as well as a study and a comparison of different legal traditions and legal systems with their distinctive components and internal relations. Emphasis is placed on the cultural perspective represented by the various legal traditions as well as the nature and the role of law in different societies (Europe, Latin America, Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa). In particular, we will focus on the sources of law (religious norms, customs, statutes, codification), legal education, the legal profession, and judicial Institutions.
One final paper (30 pages) that may be used to fulfill the writing requirement. No prerequisites. This course is also a first-year elective.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Instructor has indicated that no books will be assigned.