LAWS6167 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. The process of harmonisation and unification of laws at an international and global level is also discussed.
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
Students demonstrate achievement of the outcomes in a variety of assessment methods which may include class participation, written assignments, tests, presentations and examinations. Details of assessment are advised in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Camilla Andersen
Unit rules
Incompatibility:
LAWS3331 Comparative Law, LAWS5167 Comparative Law
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