COMPARATIVE LEGAL TRADITIONS
Credit points: 15
This subject offers an in-depth comparison of the actors (lawyers, judges, and lay judges and jurors) and of certain linguistic, philosophical, and methodological features of four jurisdictions: Germany, Sweden, England and Wales, and the United States. The approach taken is to compare these jurisdictions on the basis of their languages, their conceptions of law, their primary actors, and their methods of dealing with legal rules. In doing so, students will be asked to assess the usefulness of separating these four jurisdictions into two or more traditions or families, and to help predict likely future developments in these jurisdictions and globally.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Charting the Divide between Common and Civil Law||Prescribed||Lundmark, T 2012||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
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Melbourne, 2014, Week 07-08, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Five 8.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 6,000-7,000-word take home examination||90|