PubPol 474

PubPol 474: Values & Ethics: Comparative Law

Level
Undergraduate
Term
Winter 2021
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
10:00-11:20 am EST
Course Location
REMOTE
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
28802
Credit Hours
3
Class Size
25

Because law is one of the means through which policies are enacted, understanding the different structures of legal systems is a necessary for understanding policy promulgation in different country-contexts. This course first introduces students to the history and development of a variety of legal families, beginning with the two most prominent: civil law, and common law. The course then explores the various methods scholars use to compare law from different legal systems. Finally, students learn to apply the knowledge to policy problems and debates within the field of comparative law, by exploring topics such as law reform and legal transplants.

*This course will be taught remotely*