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LAW4153E - Comparative european legal systems 406

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Law


Prato Term 2 2007 (Day)


Topics include: common law - civil law: elementary comparisons; classification of legal systems; historical origins of the civil law; legal education and legal profession; constitutions; judicial organisation; sources of law; judicial methodology; criminal procedure; civil procedure.


Students who successfully complete this unit should

  1. be sensitised to the existence of another major approach to law;
  2. be familiar with the major characteristics of the continental European legal system;
  3. acquire an understanding of comparative method; and
  4. be able to evaluate and analyse their own legal systems from a new perspective.


Choice from open-book examination, oral examination, research paper(s)


LAW1100 or LAW1101 and LAW1102 or LAW1104


LAW2100 Contract OR LAW2101 Contract A and LAW2102 Contract B; LAW2200 Torts OR LAW2201 Torts A and LAW2202 Torts B