264.7 sec. 1 - Comparative Law (Fall 2014)
Instructor: Laurent Mayali (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 145
Course Start: August 26, 2014
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49775
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, the authority and the role of law in various societies as well as the structure of their legal sytem, and the enforcement of legal rules (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 (20 pages) that may be expended to fulfill the writing requirement. No prerequisites.
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