Comparative Law | L4135

Comparative Law is the study of the foundation of legal traditions and systems which exist in the world today. The major topics covered in this course are legal history and culture; legal structures; legal actors; and procedure and sources of law. The interactive course begins with an overview followed with coverage of each of the topics in relation to the United States's legal system. We then cover the same topics in relationship to the common law tradition and the civil law tradition. Students conduct an overview of unique features of the Islamic legal tradition. The course is especially useful to students who want to learn more about the U.S. legal system by comparing and contrasting it with other traditions and are interested in an international practice.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course wil meet the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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