LAWS5167 Comparative Law

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Comparative law has long played an important role in statutory law reform but is also gaining increasing acceptance in the decision making process of appellate courts. The comparative study of foreign law can contribute to a deeper understanding of our own legal system and to the development of new solutions for legal issues. This unit introduces students to the comparative law method and to the basic structures and principles of selected major legal systems, with reference to various areas of law.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate the discipline of comparative law and its methodologies; (2) assess how best to employ comparative methodologies and techniques in their work; (3) undertake a piece of comparative research; and (4) critically analyse the benefits and disadvantages of comparative law and its application in various areas of law.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class presentation and (2) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a Juris Doctor Student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Camilla Andersen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS4101 Legal Process, LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property Law, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law
and
LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
or
LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS3331 Comparative Law
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