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264.75 sec. 001 - Introduction to Comparative Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Laurent Mayali  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


W 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 10
From January 12, 2022
To February 23, 2022

Course Start: January 12, 2022
Course End: February 23, 2022
Class Number: 32102
This course is open to 1Ls.

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 27
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

“Comparative Law” is a perplexing expression. It does not refer to any particular branch of law nor to the existence of a specific body of rules. It is most of all, the study of the relationship between legal systems in order to observe how similar socio-cultural, political or economical issues receive distinct or similar legal solutions within diverse societies. It thus provides us with a better understanding of how legal rules and legal institutions are established and implemented in our own legal system.

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 (Civil Law, Common Law, Religious Law). In particular, we will read and discuss a series of short scholarly papers (1 or 2 per week) published on various legal issues in both private and public law.
Requirement: A final research paper (12-15 pages) or in-class presentation outlining a legal issue of your choice in one or more foreign countries of your choice.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: International and Comparative Law

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