LLB Legal Systems of the World

Module description:

This module will provide students with the key substantive and critical knowledge needed to understand the mechanisms and theories of comparative law and the various forms of legal system that exist around the world. The module will be framed by a critical history of comparative law and legal system classification, theories of comparative law and of comparison, and comparative law methodologies. Building on these critical knowledge bases, selected studies of legal systems around the world will be considered through the medium of ‘mythical juxtapositions about legal systems around the world’ such as civilian v common law (introducing some legal history and Roman law), formal v ‘non-law’ (introducing some regulatory theory as well as legal pluralism), dualist v monist (introducing Kelsenian approaches to internationalism in municipal systems), and secular v religious legal systems.