LEGAL TRADITIONS AND COMPARATIVE LAW
01 - Introduction to the Legal Systems
Updated A.Y. 2019-2020
The course provides an introduction to the study of law in the global scenario. Through a historical and comparative approach, the course deals with the (i) legal systems of the World and the system of sources of law, (ii) the private and public law fundamental institutions in the World, (iii) the Roman foundation of legal institutions, (iv) the fundamental concepts of law and their historical development, (v) constitutionalism in the framework of the Nation State and the constitutional framework of contemporary democratic political systems.
The course is divided into three modules:
- 1st Module, Introduction to the legal systems, Prof. Massimo Papa, 4 CFU
- 2nd Module, Harmonization of law and legal history, Prof. Riccardo Cardilli, 4 CFU
- 3rd Module, Comparative Constitutional law, Prof. Andrea Buratti, 4 CFU
1st Module - Introduction to the legal systems (Prof. M. Papa)
The course will provide an introduction to the principles, categories, institutions and vocabulary of law. The comparative approach is aimed at providing awareness of the diversity existing in the legal traditions of the World, as well as of the relationships existing between legal systems, history and culture.
Topic 1 Legal systems and legal traditions in the World
Topic 2 Private Law and Public Law
Topic 3 Sources of law
Topic 4 The Civil Law tradition
Topic 5 The Common Law tradition
Topic 6 The Islamic Law tradition
Lectures, analyses of materials (case law and historical documents).
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