Contemporary Law, Dictatorships and Transitional Justice (Only 4 ECTS Credits)

Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Law, Dictatorships and Transitional Justice (Only 4 ECTS Credits)

  • Host University

    Universidad Pompeu Fabra

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This course is only worth 4 ECTS credits, which typically transfers back as 2 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.


    This course will examine the evolution of law in Spain during 19th and 20th Century. It will analyze the development of Constitutions, Fundamental Rights and Codification under liberalism and also the Spanish dictatorship (“Franquismo”). This is a course of comparative legal history. It will focus in Spain but will also analyze the development of Law in other countries. Not only do books and statutes compose legal culture, other kinds of written and unwritten documents can also help us to analyze social and legal phenomena. During class sessions, we will discuss and work on texts, images and films. We will read legal and political texts and we will also compare them with historical or literary documents. This course will help students to understand the legal and political transcendence of materials different of the legal formal ones.

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.