Comparative Law

A comparative look at Western legal traditions with emphasis on two civil law countries (France and Germany) and on the English common law. We will investigate the differences between the structures of those legal systems, the education and selection of legal staff, styles of procedure, modes of thinking, and selected issues of substantive law. The main purpose of the course is to give students an understanding for different legal cultures and thus a backdrop for a fresh look at their own legal system. Interested students can earn one additional credit by writing a 10-15 page supervised research paper on a comparative law topic of their choice (registration in 1-hr. Directed Research and Study required). There will be a three-hour final exam.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10:30 - 11:20 am TNH 3.115
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
None

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA

Textbooks

  • Comparative Legal Traditions - Glendon, Carozza and Picker
      Thomson/West , edition: 4th
      ISBN: don't know yet   (required)