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Course module: 620226-B-6
620226-B-6
The World's Legal Systems
Course info
Course module620226-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: Public Law, Jurisprud.Legal History; Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History;
Is part of
B Tax Law
B Law: Track Dutch Law
B Law
B Law: Track International and European Law
B Global Law
Contact personP.M. Paiement
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
Dr L.K. Grover
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Coordinator course
P.M. Paiement
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Lecturer
P.M. Paiement
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Lecturer
dr. G. van der Schyff
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Starting block
C1/  SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
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Aims

Students in this course will learn to differentiate between the major legal traditions of the world and compare their historical development, main characteristics and institutions. In addition, they will learn to demonstrate how globalization and transplantation of Western legal traditions is affecting the world's major legal traditions. These include the Common, Islamic, Hindu and Aboriginal legal traditions.

Required Prerequisites

General knowledge of Dutch and European law.
Content

This course offers an overview of the world's main legal systems. The first part of the course engages with the history and method of comparative law. Then, students will learn about the Common, Aboriginal, Islamic and Hindu legal traditions in historic and contemporary perspectives. 

Class Schedule:
1. Comparative Law's Tradition
2. Legal Pluralism
3. Comparison as Critique
4. Development and Operation of the Common Law I
5. Development and Operation of the Common Law II
6. Precedent in the Common Law
7. Aboriginal Rights in Common Law Courts
8. Sources
9. Rights
10. [Assignment Review]
11. Institutions
12. Take me back to the start

Course Exam:

There will be a closed book, written exam. Students may write the exam answers in Dutch or English.

Type of instructions

Lecture

Type of exams

Midterm assignment (25%) and written final exam (75%)

Compulsory Reading
  1. Reader: "The World's Legal Systems 2018-2019"
  2. Additional texts freely available via the TiU library (see syllabus on blackboard)
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Timetable information
620226-B-6|The World's Legal Systems
Written test opportunities
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 2209-07-2019
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Omschrijving/DescriptionToets/TestBlok/BlockGelegenheid/OpportunityDatum/Date
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 2111-06-2019
Required materials
Reader
Course Reader - The World's Legal Systems 2018-2019
Recommended materials
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Tests
Written

Paper

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