Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course involves the study of similarities and differences between the leading legal systems of the world. The goal of the course is to acquaint students with the comparative method and comparative analysis, while highlighting the relationships that exist between legal systems and structures throughout the world. Through this study, students will gain the skills necessary to successfully interpret, navigate, and critique law and legal institutions arising from various legal regimes, while being aware of the dangers of uncritically projecting the values of their home cultures and institutions onto those of foreign jurisdictions. Particular attention will be devoted to the similarities and differences between legal traditions in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
I. Introduction to Comparative Law and the Comparative Method
II. Legal Traditions, Legal Cultures, and the Classification of the World?s Legal Systems; Hybrid Legal Systems
III. The Civil Law Tradition
a. The French Legal Tradition
b. The German Legal Tradition
IV. The Common Law Legal Tradition
a. Historical Origins
b. Defining Characteristics
V. Asian Approaches to Law and Justice
a. The Chinese Conception of Law
b. Civil Law and Common Law Influences in Asian Law
c. Interdisciplinarity in Asian Law
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.