Comparative Law. This course introduces the student of the common law to the general principles, both procedural and substantive, of the civil law prevailing in continental Europe and Latin America. It provides an overview of the historical evolution of the civil law and the position of the code in foreign legal systems; an examination of the patterns of court systems which administer it; and a specific consideration of delictual and contractual obligations under the code. It also considers the treatment of foreign law in the United States courts.
Updated: January 10, 2013, 8:10 am We will meet on Wednesday, January 16th, at 10:30am in Room 325A. For our first day of class, please read the syllabus (posted below), pages 57-68 in the casebook, and the three outside readings (posted below with the headings "Class 1").