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LAW3465 Comparative Law

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 May 2023


Pre-requisite: HIS1115 or LAW1114


Large law firms are practising law in a competitive global environment. ‘Global lawyers’ must have a sound understanding of a variety of legal traditions and legal systems beyond Australia. The course is designed to enhance student ability to evaluate - with confidence - complex legal issues and to provide solutions based on a wide range of perspectives and different approaches to law.

Students who usefully complete the course will have a distinctive advantage in the global market of legal practitioners. Comparative law increases the knowledge, in theory and in practice, of a spectrum of legal systems such as US common law and the south Asian legal traditions. As such, the emphasis of the course is on understanding `why and how' different legal traditions execute the same basic functions required from a legal system such as regulating a market economy, solving international disputes, and protecting rights. In addition, comparative law broadens students understanding the choices made in their own legal system.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 1, 2023 Online
Date printed 28 May 2023