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Undergraduate Course: Comparative Law (LAWS10066)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe techniques and principles of Comparative Private Law; unity and diversity in the world's legal systems; reception and unification of law; together with detailed study of selected topics in the field of Persons, Property, Succession or Obligations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesPlease note that you are very unlikely to get a place on an Honours Law course unless you are on a direct exchange with the School of Law (this includes Erasmus law exchange students).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  25
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 38, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 351 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 67 %, Coursework 33 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this course successfully should be able to:
understand the methods and purposes of comparative law;
identify the main legal families of law in the world and evaluate the significance of perceived similarities and dissimilarities between them;
find and apply selected areas of law in selected countries (e.g. Germany and Brazil);
demonstrate understanding of current comparative law debates on issues such as the harmonisation of European law and the viability of legal transplants in law reform;
apply comparative law methods to research in relation to both foreign and domestic law.
Assessment Information
Essay (1/3) and exam (1/3)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Eric Descheemaeker
Tel: (0131 6)50 2054
Email: eric.descheemaeker@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
Email: susan.leask@ed.ac.uk
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