Undergraduate Course: Comparative Law (LAWS10066)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Please 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?
Course Delivery Information
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| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Eric Descheemaeker
|Course secretary||Mrs Susan Leask
Tel: (0131 6)50 2344