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2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012 - 2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW M22 - Civil Law & Comp Const Law

Introduction to Civil Law and Comparative Constitutional Law Structured in two parts, the course begins by introducing the particular approach to the law and the distinct way of legal thinking that characterize the Civil Law legal tradition and mark the contrast with the Common Law legal culture. It explores how and why these two legal paths developed and examines the contemporary trend towards convergence. The second part focuses on major aspects of Comparative Constitutional Law. Against the background of successive waves of democratization after the Second World War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, consideration will be given to the issues of constitution-making, designing democracy, constitution-interpreting and constitutional courts. The phenomenon of judicial globalization will also be given special attention.