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LAW3465 Comparative Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: HIS1115 or HIS5115 or LAW1114 or LAW1202 or LAW5114 or LAW5502

Overview

Large law firms are practising law in a competitive global environment. ‘Global lawyers’ must have a sound understanding of a variety of legal traditions and legal systems beyond Australia. The course is designed to enhance student ability to evaluate - with confidence - complex legal issues and to provide solutions based on a wide range of perspectives and different approaches to law.

Students who usefully complete the course will have a distinctive advantage in the global market of legal practitioners. Comparative law increases the knowledge, in theory and in practice, of a spectrum of legal systems such as US common law and the south Asian legal traditions. As such, the emphasis of the course is on understanding `why and how' different legal traditions execute the same basic functions required from a legal system such as regulating a market economy, solving international disputes, and protecting rights. In addition, comparative law broadens students understanding the choices made in their own legal system.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022