LLB Legal Systems of the World

Module leader: Sophie Boyron

Module description:

This module takes a critically informed approach to understanding the nature of, interactions between, and development of legal systems around the world. Rather than engaging with particular legal systems themselves, it presents and pursues a set of questions about how law works, is understood, is used, and is formed around the world. It draws out the themes of interaction between and richness of legal systems, and looks beyond conventional approaches to categorising legal systems - and even to defining ‘law’ - in order to present a rich and complex picture of law in a transnational and multi-level world.