Comparative Legal Institutions (Taught in Spanish) (Only 5 ECTS Credits)

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Comparative Legal Institutions (Taught in Spanish) (Only 5 ECTS Credits)

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level


    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is only worth 5 ECTS credits, which typically transfers back as 2.5 US semester credits. Please confirm with an advisor at your home university that you will be able to receive credit for this course before requesting to enroll in it.


    The subject Comparative Legal Institutions pursues the main objective of introducing students to the method and techniques of comparative law. In addition, it seeks to familiarize students of the latest Law courses with the common law institutional system. The curriculum of the Degree in Law of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona focuses on the in-depth and detailed study of the positive law in force in Spain, with special emphasis on the institutions of Catalan law. This approach to the formation of the jurist is inescapable, since law studies are conceived essentially as a preparation for professional practice in our country. However, it is increasingly common that our students, without renouncing to be experts in the law of their own land, also aspire to obtain a more global and international university education, so that the solutions proposed by Spanish rights can be questioned the view of what is being done in similar areas in other countries around us.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level Spanish courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.