MP Comparative Law (MA iReWi)

Dates 

05.10.2022 17:00 - please note that this examination date precedes the corresponding lecture. Attendance of the lecture is not mandatory , but highly recommended.

17.11.2022 09:00 - please note that the lecture is still going on at this date.

31.01.2023 17:00

07.03.2023 17:00

25.04.2023 09:00

30.06.2023 17:00


Examination modalities

 

The written exam consists of cases to be solved with a comparative approach, knowledge questions and multiple-choice tasks. Students should demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of different legal systems and be able to apply learned content in practical cases. The exam will be structured in two separate parts, one covering the contents of Comparative Private Law and the second those of Comparative Constitutional Law. The award of marks is based on the correctness, completeness and degree of precision of the answers. 

Grading key tba


Subjects

Comparative Private & Business Law

  • Purposes and Methods of Comparative Law
  • Germanic Legal Systems
  • Islamic Legal Systems
  • Roman Legal Systems
  • Asian Legal Systems
  • Common Law: U.S. Law & English Law
  • Exorbitant Jurisdiction
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Family law
  • Causation and Adjacent Doctrines
  • Property law
  • Corporations

 

Comparative Constitutional Law

  • The Roles of Heads of States
  • Parliaments
  • Electoral Systems
  • Federalism and Devolution
  • Constitutional Jurisdiction
  • Fundamental Rights Protection
  • Engineering Constitutional Changes 

Examination Material

  1. The lecture material, which is published on the moodle platform of the corresponding lecture every week.
  2. The contents discussed in the lecture.
  3. Additional case law posted on the moodle platform.

 

Literature

  • Konrad Zweigert and Hein Kötz, An Introduction to Comparative Law, 3rd ed., Tübingen 1998
  • Jaakko Husa, A New Introduction to Comparative Law, 2015
  • Geoffrey Samuel, An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method, 2014
  • Mark Tushnet, Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law, 2nd ed., 2018
  • Thomas Kadner Graziano, Comparative Contract Law, 2nd ed., 2019