|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.
The law of the USA.
Other religious and traditional legal systems
The importance of comparative analysis.
Selected topic from English and US contract law.
|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).
|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
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),
dealing with cases.