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Comparative Law (LLB325)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit introduces students to the methodology of comparative law and to the basic structures and principles of selected major legal systems. It will concentrate on the main characteristics of the civil law system, as exemplified by German and French law. Students will be introduced to a comparative approach of studying law, enabling them to draw useful conclusions for their future legal career.
Unit Learning Outcomes The following outcomes are the learning objectives for this Unit:
* Be able to understand the substance of basic civil and common law principles
* Be able to understand how the legal systems in a number of countries function in specific fields
* Have a greater appreciation of the similarities and differences in the functions and approaches used in civil law and common law traditions
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures: 24 hours taught intensively in the winter break in Macerata.
Assessment An essay and exam
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part I units in the LLB and completion of LLB259/LAW259 Constitutional Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW3002 Special Topics in Law: Comparative Law OR LAW325 Comparative Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Notes The S2G enrolment option for this unit is offered as part of the European Summer Program in Law, hosted at the University of Macerata, Italy. Enrolment in this program is by application to the program Director, and applications require payment of a deposit. Students enrolling in the program are responsible for their own airfares, accommodation and incidental expenses during the program. Contact the School of Law for further information.
Quota This unit is subject to quota. Quota is due to limited resources and space requirements. Preference will be given to Law students in their final year.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Jurgen Brohmer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6353
e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.006 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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