Course Details

Comparative Law

This course addresses foreign law, which matters to U.S. lawyers in international business or arbitration and is important within national law (consider a Boston contract governed by Swiss law or a Miami resident bequeathing real estate in France). Controversially, many claim that U.S. courts can rely on foreign law in adjudication. Is foreign law legitimate normative authority in the United States? Is meaningful interpretation of foreign law even possible for a U.S. lawyer or judge? How to optimize one's understanding? Assessment will be a "take-home" examination (or seminar paper). No prior knowledge of a foreign law or language is expected.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 722L
Additional Course Information: Perspective Elective


Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Comparative Law
Faculty: Legrand, Pierre (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 11

Spring 2018
Title: Comparative Law
Faculty: Legrand, Pierre (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 10

Spring 2017
Title: Comparative Law
Faculty: Legrand, Pierre (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15

Spring 2016
Title: Comparative Law
Faculty: Legrand, Pierre (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 24