Introduction to comparative law

ldroi1310  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to comparative law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
1. General Part: a general survey of some major legal traditions of the world (chtonic law, religious laws: Hindu, Jewish, Islamic traditions, Western legal systems etc.). 2. Special Part: detailed studies of specific institutions of the Anglo-American legal system - these may vary from one year to another. This part of the course is taught following a case-method

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the course is twofold: (a) introducing the student to some major legal systems and to a comparative approach combining several legal traditions; (b) assisting the student in becoming acquainted with the skills required for attending lectures and presenting a written examination in a foreign language (English), and specifically in the context of legal studies.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Contents: (see also above, 2.) 1.General Part 2. Special Part Teaching methods: Part 1: systematic outlines of the major features of each tradition, including if possible each time a section on practical issues raised by the application of a non-Western legal rule in a Western forum. Part 2: systematic outlines of selected topics (which may vary from one year to another), based on the analysis and discussion of cases.
Manuel nécessaire :
P.H. Glen, Legal Traditions of the World (OUP, 2010).
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Law

Minor in Law (openness)