Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|This course covers selected aspects of comparative law dedicated to Continental Law as opposed to Common Law among the major legal systems. It will comprise a general introduction to theory and method of comparative law and a detailed description of the outstanding features of the major systems in the Civil (Continental) Law tradition, among which: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the legal systems of South America, Russia, Japan. It will also offer some taxonomical remarks about the current debate about the theory of legal families. The course intends to give a better understanding of the structure and the differences between various legal systems around the world. It should also enhance the students’ comprehension of their own legal systems.|
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
Course Content / Plan
Course intro/syllabus explanation/Q&A
The Methods of Comparative Law.
Legal Families: Partitions and Problems
The Theory of Legal Transplants
The Birth of the Civil Law System (I)
The Birth of the Civil Law System (II)
Mid-term assessment and discussion/Q&A
France and the French Model
Germany and the German Model
Russia and the Socialist Model
Mixed Legal Systems
Final assessment and discussion/Q&A
Wrap-up and feedback session
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|There is no precondition to take this course|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|Mid term (40%) and final assessment (40%). Contribution to the debate (20%)
Pass: Credit is given for C
To receive a passing grade, students must demonstrate the knowledge of the basic features of the Civil law system, based on knowledge learned through the class
|Due to the peculiar nature of the seminar, there is no need of a general textbook for students. Lessons will be based on specifically created PowerPoint presentations. Also, copies of some relevant readings will be distributed to students on a regular basis, via the online syllabus system.|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Students should read the assigned materials when needed.
In case of absence, please contact the instructor to get class notes.
Notice for Students
|Mandatory attendance is required. Students failing to attend at least 70% of the classes will automatically fail.|
Lecture format, etc.
*Guidance will be posted on NUCT if there are any changes in the class format, etc. after registration.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)