Comparative Law II: The Common/Civil Law Divide

Provided by: UMA
Master's degree (EQF level: 7)

The class Comparative Law II – The Common/Civil Law divide will focus on the Common/Civil Law divide and in particular compare aspects of the legal system in Germany on the one hand, and Australia/the United States on the other hand. Methodological differences between the Civil law and the Common law systems will be pointed out, and subjects of particular importance for daily business, such as formation of contracts, agency, contract interpretation etc., will be treated in greater detail.

The course has three main components. The first part of the course will consider the origins and utility of comparative law, its aims, tools and methods. The second part of the course will review and analyse the two main legal traditions in the world, Common Law and Civil Law. The objective will be to understand differences and similarities between these two ways of understanding law and organizing legal institutions and procedures, on the other hand. In this context, an overview on the diffe

  • spring semester 2023

    Course start date 2023-02-13
    Course end date 2023-05-29
    Language English
    Credits 6 (ECTS)
    Engagement hours 180
    Grading scheme: very good (1,0 - 1,5), good (1,6 - 2,5), satisfactory (2,6 - 3,5), sufficient (3,6 - 4,0), failed (5,0)