Course Title : Comparative Private Law
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
(hours/week)
Seminar
(hours/week)
Lab
(hours/week)
Credits ECTS
LAW 326-1 D 5 2 0 0 2.00 4
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The course will focus on the contract law of the common law and the civil law legal families (which again are to be divided into Romanistic, Germanic and Nordic systems). Attention will also be devoted to the most important instruments of harmonization of contract law on an international level.
Objectives The aim of the course is to focus on the main features of the law of contracts in various legal systems of the world, to show the common features and the main differences. A proper understanding of the relevant legal systems is necessary, first of all, if one is involved in an international legal relationship. However, insight in various legal systems is very useful also to understand and develop one’s own legal system, especially in light of the stronger and stronger internationalization of the legal sources.
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction of Comparative Private Law
2The Legal Families of the World
3The Romano - Germanic Legal Family I
4The Romano - Germanic Legal Family II
5The Anglo-American Legal Family
6The Nordic Legal family
7Religious Legal Systems (Islamic and Hindu Law)
8Midterm Exam
9Property Law
10The protection of Possession against non-possessors
11The Formation of Contracts
12The construction of Contracts
13The Performance of Contract
14Unjust Enrichment
15Tort- Tort in General-Liability for others -Strict Liability
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work 0
Computer Usage 0
Other 0
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1In the end of the course the students will to understand and develop one’s own legal system, especially in light of the stronger and stronger internationalization of the legal sources
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms110
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade10
Contribution of final examination to overall grade90
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
(hours)
Total Workload
(hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16232
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 12020
Other 000
Total Work Load 104
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.16
ECTS 4

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