Courses & Units

Comparative Law LAW617

Hobart

Note:

Semester 2 Off campus offering is only available for outbound exchange students studying an equivalent unit overseas on approved international exchange.

Summer School unit

Introduction

This unit will focus on the main features and institutions of legal systems. The content will take a historic and comparative approach to the main legal systems, namely, the common law and civil law systems, focusing more primarily on the European or Continental systems. More specifically, the course would deal with the role of the legislature, judges, legal education and professions, etc. from a historical and comparative perspective. It also would cover, among other topics, important aspects like the law-making process and codification in both Civil law and Common law traditions, and the binding effect of case law in the continental legal system.

Summary

Unit name Comparative Law
Unit code LAW617
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
Teaching staff

TBA

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $1,486.00 090901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • Pre-requisites: Either LAW221,LAW222,LAW223,LAW224,LAW225,LAW226, LAW204,LAW205 OR LAW250,LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256, LAW204.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

To be taught intensively in summer semester. The course will consist of 13 two-hour lectures and 2 interactive seminars.

Assessment

3000 word assignment (45%), 2-hour exam (45%), attendance (10%).

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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