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264.7 sec. 1 - Comparative Law (Fall 2012)

Instructor: Laurent Mayali  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: MTu 8:35-9:50
Meeting Location: 111

Course Start: August 27, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49706

This basic course on comparative law is an introduction to the method and concept of comparative law as well as a comparative study of the historical developments of diverse legal systems with their distinctive components and internal relations within the civil law tradition (Europe, Latin America, and East Asia). Emphasis is placed on the historical developments, cultural environment and social climate that define the adoption and implementation of rules in these legal systems, It will include comparison with common law and religious legal traditions. Special attention will also be given to the the pleading and proof of foreign law.
One final paper (20-25 pages) that may be used to fulfill the writing requirement. No prerequisites.
Readings will be based on Merryman-Clark-Haley "Comparative law: Historical development of the civil law tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Legal Theory and History

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  • Comparative Law: Historical Development of The Civil Law Tradition in Europe, Latin America, and East Asia
    John Henry Merryman, David S. Clark, John Owen Haley
    Edition: (June 29, 2010)
    Publisher: LEXISNEXIS
    ISBN: 9781422474785
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $129.00
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