Comparative Law (11262.1)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra Law School|
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- Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189890) - View
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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.
3 hours of unspecified activities on campus per week.
This unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed 36 credit points, including unit 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice and 18 credit points of Law units or 18 credit points of Justice Studies units, before enrolling in this unit.
- ARSC03 Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC03 Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws
- MGSC01 Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws
- ARSC02 Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC02 Bachelor of Forensic Studies/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCB001 Bachelor of Justice Studies
- SCNP01 Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies
- SCB101 Bachelor of Laws
- SCAR03 Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Design
- SCSC02 Bachelor of Politics and International Relations/ Bachelor of Laws
- SCSC01 Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws
- NPSC01 Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws