Comparative Law Assignments & Notes

LAW 6250
Professor Pedro A. Malavet
Spring 2013
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
2:00-2:50 p.m.
Room 285A

 

Quicklinks by Chapter

 

Course Outline and
Reading Assignments

 

I. Introduction to Comparative Law (Handout 1)

II. Chapter 2 (Handout 2): The Comparative Method in U.S. Courts

III. Chapter 3 (Handout No. 2): A. Defining Comparative Law and its Objectives and Methods

  • January 22, 2013
    Session 7
    • A. Origins and Objectives of Comparative Law
      Pages 78-92.
  • January 23, 2013
    Session 8

IV. Chapter 4 (Handout No. 2): The Special Hazards of Comparative Law

V. Chapter 5 (Handout No. 2): Legal Education in Europe and Latin America

V-B. Legal Education and Professionalism in the U.S., a Comparative Perspective

  • February 6, 2013
    Session 14
    • Download and read the handout, which is posted in the e-Learning course page.
      The handout is a chapter from the text that I use to teach Introduction to the Legal System of the United States to my international LLM students. It includes a brief presentation of legal education and professionalism in the United States.

VI. Chapter 6 (Handout No. 2): The Legal Professions in the Civil Law World

VII. Chapter 7 (Handout No. 3).
Historical Development of the Civil Law Tradition, AKA The Magical History Tour

SPRING BREAK: March 4-8, 2013
Please remember that your Practical Projects are due Monday, March 18, 2013

VIII. Chapter 8 (Handout No. 3): Local Compilations and the birth of Canon Law

IX. Chapter 9 (Handout No. 3): The Codification Process
(with introductory contextual material)

X. Chapter 10 (Handout 4): Constitutional Courts: Structure and Procedure

Review

  • TBA, 2013
    Extra Session
    • Exam Review
    • How to Take one of My Exams
    • In lieu of an exam review session, I will hold extended Office Hours on Friday, April 27, 2012. The DOODLE Poll indicated that there was not one convenient time for the entire class, but that most of you had some time available on Friday afternoon. Therefore, you are welcome to come by my office in Room 319 of Holland Hall individually or in groups to ask questions about the exam.
    • Please refer to the exam resources linked above. Additionally, note that one section of Chapter One of the complete materials handout that I sent out yesterday provides a detailed narrative of my exam expectations.