Comparative LawThe course aims to provide an understanding of comparative law as a method and as a body of knowledge. In the first part of the course the student will learn how to compare legal institutions through a theoretical inquiry in traditional, as well as innovative, comparative law methods and how to apply these methods to some of the most controversial topics in the current legal debate (privacy, freedom of religion, hate speech, etc.). The second part will focus on the classic divide between common law and civil law, in particular in American and European legal traditions. It will also address the new understanding of the world law map. In the third part of the course we will turn our attention to two of the main areas where comparative law is essential in the understanding of relevant phenomena: the creation of a European private law and globalization. The course will offer case studies on different topics in order to test ability in comparing legal institutions and in using comparative law arguments in cross-border contexts.
Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? No
Does this course satisfy the skills requirement? No
Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes
Do the credits of this course count toward the specialized program credits that students need for the International Law & Justice LL.M. Program? Yes
|Partial list of professors who teach or have taught this course:|
|Smorto, Guido||Spring 2012, Spring 2010, Visiting Professor|
|Einhorn, Talia||Fall 2010, Visiting Professor|