Comparative Law (11262.1)
|Level:||Advanced Unit Level|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||School of Law & Justice|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2019 Semester 1 PROF Murray RAFF (Ph: +61 2 62015969 ) ON-CAMPUS
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The topics studied in this Unit will include:
- the philosophies, roles and methodologies of comparative law and the debates to which they have given rise and historical themes relevant to current comparative law;
- classification of the world's legal systems and their key features;
- comparative study of one or more discreet areas of law, such as:
(i) contract law, law of obligations property law and civil law generally
(ii) commercial or corporate law
(iii) constitutional law, criminal law and procedure and public law generally;
- legal systems within legal systems - plurality of law with respect to indigenous, customary and religious legal systems, and hybrid legal systems;
- present and future trends in comparative law, such as globalisation, convergence, legal integration, unification and/or harmonisation of law.
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
Students who complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the philosophies, roles and significance of comparative law as a methodology;
2. Compare and contrast the principal legal traditions of the world from historical and contemporary perspectives;
3. Explain current issues in one or more selected areas of law, which might include: (i) contract law, law of obligations property law and civil law generally, (ii) commercial or corporate law, (iii) constitutional law, criminal law and procedure and public law generally;
4. Identify and explain the present and future trends in comparative law and theorise about future directions in the international development of law and legal systems; and
5. Undertake advanced comparative research into contemporary law and policy topics, and the likely future directions of other legal systems.
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