218.01 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.

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Take-home examination
Ralf Michaels
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.218.01.F17
Email list: LAW.218.01.F17@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Areas of Practice