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Comparative Law: Focus on EU and US
J.D. Course 079 | 2 credit hours
This course consists of an introduction to comparative law, with a focus on European and US law. It is divided into two parts. The first part addresses salient practical and theoretical issues. It considers the relevance of foreign law in a US context; discusses the specificity of European and US lawyers' thinking about the law; and introduces leading approaches to the study of foreign law. The second part of the course examines a range of selected topics in order to illustrate the mode of operation and intellectual rewards of comparative research. Themes include religious dress at school, the European Civil Code, and legal "transplants".
Students may not receive credit for both this course and the first-year elective by the same name or the upperclass courses, Comparative Law.
Students MAY take this course and Comparative Law: Legal Systems in Transition. Note: This course will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on the following days: 1/14, 1/15, 1/22, 1/28, 1/29, 2/4, 2/5, 2/11, 2/12, 2/21 (Monday classes meet), 2/25, and 2/26. This course will also meet on Friday, February 22, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.