900 Seminar: Comparative Law
An overview of the comparative approach to law, including matters of methodology, historical analysis, jurisprudence and political economy. Discussion of the world’s major legal systems, notably the common law and civil law traditions, with additional study of legal traditions in China, Japan and the Islamic world.
This course has previously been offered as a lecture course. However, in response to requests from students, this course is being converted into the seminar format so that students may satisfy the upper-division writing requirement in connection with their term paper. For additional information as to this course, students are encouraged to review the most recent course syllabus.
Please note, however, that certain changes to the syllabus are anticipated in light of the conversion of the course from a lecture to seminar format. Nevertheless, the primary casebook and substantive readings for the course are expected to remain the same.