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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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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.
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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)
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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