Course Information

Course Number

218

Credits

3

Area of Study & Practice

  • International, Transnational, and Comparative Law

Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions

This course has two aims. On a practical level, we will learn about the differences and similarities, both real and perceived, between different legal orders. We will focus on legal orders within the "civil" and "common" law and try to find out in which way it makes sense to conceive of them as "the Western Legal Tradition". On a theoretical level, we will try to understand what it means to "compare", and how it can help us both to understand other legal systems as well as our own.


Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.

Sections/Instructors

Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2015

Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2014
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2013
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2012
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2011
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Cally Jordan
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2010
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2009
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2008
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Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2007
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Gilles Cuniberti
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2006

Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Fall 2004

Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Fall 2003

Ralf Michaels
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2003

HERBERT L. BERNSTEIN
Comparative Law: Western Legal Traditions 218.01
Spring 2001