Comparative Law   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 School of Law Bulletin

LAWS 780 - Comparative Law

Credits: 3

This course is an introduction to comparative legal study, and will cover the common law and civil law traditions, as well as Islamic law, Asian legal traditions, informal law, and mixed legal systems. The course also covers various methodological and theoretical approaches to comparative law, and the history and culture influencing the evolution of various legal systems. The course will go into some detail on the procedural and substantive aspects of different areas of law in various legal traditions, including constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, and family law.

Note: This course satisfies the perspective course requirement.

Basis of Grade: Final exam or paper

Form of Grade: Letter