15 credits cr.
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The course Comparative Law aims to provide students with knowledge of the use of comparative law methodology in research and practical legal life.
Comparative Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.
The course is divided into four blocks. The first block focuses on the overarching comparative law theories and methods. The second block addresses different national legal systems, namely Swedish, English, American and German. The third block will focus on the analysis of various legal issues from a comparative law perspective. The issues discussed will cover contract law, labour law, family law, criminal law, real estate law and international private law, among others.
The fourth block consists of authoring a comparative law essay. The essay is to be presented orally. Students will also oppose another student’s essay both in writing and orally.
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Syllabus - Comparative Law
Instruction is primarily given in the form of seminars. Each student is to present and defend an essay, as well as act as opponent with respect to another student’s essay, in the last week of the course.
Examination is carried out through active participation at the mandatory seminars, the writing and presentation of the investigation, the opposition on another student's investigation, and through a seminar introduction.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.
Previous course website
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