LAWS 559 - Comparative Law
(3 cr.) The principle focus of this course is on the history and present state of the civil law. About one-third of the course is devoted to the evolution of Roman law and its reception in Western Europe. This is followed by an examination of the main institutions of the substantive private law of such leading civil law countries as France and Germany, with some attention also to jurisdictions closer to the English-speaking world such as Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Scotland, and South Africa. A brief account is given of the peculiarities of the Continental European Procedure, legal education, and legal profession. There are continual comparisons with the Anglo-American Common Law System. Every Year, All

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