Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
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Total Time Commitment: Not available
Contracts; Torts; Property; Trusts; Legal Method and Reasoning; Obligations.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills, and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This course will have four main components. First, there will be a consideration of the goals, purposes and methodology of comparative legal research, including consideration of current issues. Secondly, there will be a broad overview of major legal traditions of the world (chthonic, civil law, common law, Talmudic, Islamic, Asian, Hindu). Thirdly, there will be a more detailed analysis and comparison of the origins and sources of the two major Western legal traditions, the Anglo-American common law and the continental European civil, or Roman, law tradition. Finally, the course will consider some substantive law topics (property, obligations) from a comparative perspective.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Three hour open book examination worth 100%. Class participation may also be taken into account with respect to the final grade.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
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