COMPARATIVE LEGAL TRADITIONS

LAW5WLT

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers an in-depth comparison of legal institutions, legal actors and philosophical, and methodological features of non-common law jurisdictions. The approach taken is to compare non-common law jurisdictions on the basis of their languages, their conceptions of law, their primary institutions and methods of dealing with legal rules. In doing so, students will develop advanced skills in legal comparative analysis and they will be asked to predict likely future developments in non-common law jurisdictions and globally.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Trabsky

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in LMJD or LML or LMLGBL or LMCL or LMLAW or LMLE or have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop advanced skills in legal comparative analysis of non-common law jurisdictions on the basis of their languages, conceptions of law, their primary institutions and methods of dealing with legal rules.

Activities:
Seminars and Readings; Problem Solving Exercises; Online Group Exercise; Research Essay

02. Demonstrate expert capacity in philosophical and methodological analysis of comparative law

Activities:
Seminars and Readings; Online Group Exercise; Research Essay

03. Critically analyse the purposes and nature of comparative legal traditions

Activities:
Seminars and Readings; Seminar Discussion; Problem Solving Exercises; Online Group Exercise; Research Essay

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