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LAW7153

Faculty of Law

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedPrato Term 2 2014 (Day)

Quota applies

The number of places available for a unit taught in Prato is strictly limited to 45. This is the maximum room capacity at the Prato Centre.

Synopsis

Topics include: common law - civil law: elementary comparisons; classification of legal systems; historical origins of the civil law; legal education and legal profession; constitutions; judicial organisation; sources of law; judicial methodology; civil procedure.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit should:

  • apply knowledge and understanding of comparative continental European legal systems with creativity and initiative to new situations for further learning;
  • investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to comparative continental European legal systems;
  • conduct research in comparative continental European legal systems based on knowledge of appropriate research principles and methods;
  • use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to comparative continental European legal systems.

Assessment

Assessed essay (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Vittoria Barsotti and Professor Vincenzo Varano

Workload requirements

Students are required to attend 36 hours of seminars and undertake 108 hours of private study over the duration of the course, including reading, class preparation, assignment preparation, and revision.