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Undergraduate Course: Comparative Law (LAWS10066)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements 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).
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsComparative hons
Contacts
Course organiserMr Eric Descheemaeker
Tel:
Email: eric.descheemaeker@unimelb.edu.au
Course secretaryMrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344
Email: susan.leask@ed.ac.uk
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