PUBPOL 750

PUBPOL 750.302: Topics: Comparative Law and Policy

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2018
Days
Tuesday, Thursday
Time
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Course Location
1210 WEILL
Course Section
302
U-M Course Number
31988
Credit Hours
3

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.