Courses 2009 - 2010
LAW B559 Comparative Law: Europe, Latin America, East Asia
An introduction to the principal legal traditions in Europe, Latin America, and Asia with particular emphasis on the basic institutional features of the civil law systems. The course covers the historical development of the civil law tradition and its reception in non-Western societies, as well as the basic institutional contrasts between civil and common-law jurisdictions and among civil law jurisdictions. Students will also have the opportunity to select a particular country of interest and examine in greater detail the basic features of its legal system.