PRAVNA FAKULTETA


Subject
 COMPARATIVE LAW AND GREAT LEGAL SYSTEMS 
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Study unit code    MP21 2018

Level Study program or it's part Year Semester
1 4100 LAW 1 Summer

ECTS kredits 7

Hours - Lectures 25
Hours - Seminars 5
Hours - Work 18
Hours - e-Work 12
Hours - Individual Student's Work 150

Lecturers
red. prof. dr. TRATNIK MATJAŽ

Languages - lectures slovene
Languages - tutorial slovene

Prerequisits
Understanding the fundamental civil law institutes. 
Content (Syllabus outline)
Differences between legal systems. The notion of comparative law. Knowledge of foreign law and comparative law. History of comparative law. The relationship between comparative law and other fields of law. Metodology and tasks of comparative law Division in great legal families. Romanic-Germanic legal family. English law. The law of the USA. Chinese law. Japanese law. Islamic law. Other religious and traditional legal systems The importance of comparative analysis. Selected topic from English and US contract law.  
Textbooks
R. David in G. Grassmann: Uvod v velike sodobne pravne sisteme, prva in druga knjiga, CZ, Ljubljana 1998-1999. M.H. Whincup: Contract law and Practice, Kluwer Law International, The Hague 2001 (izbrana poglavja).  
Objectives
The objective of this course is to gain knowledge about the importance, methods and tasks of comparative law, was well as knowledge about key features of great legal families and knowledge of the specifics of English and American contract law. 
Intendend learning outcomes - knowledge and understanding
On completition of this course, the student will be able to: demonstrate understanding of the importance, methods and tasks of comparative law, use the comparative methods in order to retrieve and understand the relevant sources of foreign law on institutes of foreign law, and to compare the institutes of foreign law to related institutes of his own legal system.  
Intendend learning outcomes - transferable/key skills and other attributes'
Oral and written expression about legal institutes of foreign legal systems, establishment of similarities and differences between domestic and foreign legal institutes, use of the gained skills and knowledge about foreign law for conclusion of transactions in practice. 
Learning and teaching methods
• lectures, • seminars, • tutorials. Part of the tutorial is in a classroom while the rest is in the form of e-learning (e-tutorials may be given via video-conferencing or with the help of specially designed e-material in a virtual electronic learning environment), • individual work, • dealing with cases.  

Assessment Weight (%)
Lab works 35  
Written examination 65  
Comments
Succeasful performance of the practicum assignments are a condition to be admitted to the exam and are a part of the grade. Written exam. 
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