INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW AND TO COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS

INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW AND TO COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS

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Code
64927
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
IUS/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (LAW)
semester
1° Semester
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This unit is divided into 2 sections: A, B. This page refers to the section
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Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Diritto Privato Comparato A-L is organised in two half. After a brief introduction on legal comparison, lectures will focus on principal legal orders of both civil law and common law areas as well as the Chinese and the Islamic traditions. In each semester legal sources (especially judgments) will be studied in their own languages.
Language students: the borrowed course is “Introduzione alla comparazione giuridica e ai sistemi giuridici comparati”, Fraz. A, cod. 64927

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

form of comparative legal systems

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of Part I is to provide general knowledge on foreign legal orders and to give to students the tools to proper understand those legal experiences.

This Part is intended to contribute to the education of a professional operating in a complex world marked by the constant need of a comparison between different legal orders and instances of harmonization. This part shall also encourage students to develop a critical attitude in approaching law issues and to enable them to interact with lawyers from different legal traditions.

At the end of the term, students shall have acquired a general knowledge on foreign legal orders main characteristics and they will be able to understand those countries legal sources (in their own languages).  Thanks to a proper case law analysis, students shall acquire also the skills to research foreign legal sources and the ability to understand and make proper use of foreign legal materials. They shall also have developed the ability of (critically) evaluating subjects of their studies.

Students will acquire a general knowledge on principal research paths and on how to use legal databases, so they shall update their legal research on their own.

 

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and eventual students work in depth study

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In Part I, after a general introduction on legal comparison, lectures will focus on Common law systems. The analysis will start with the historical development and the actual status of the English legal systems (with special focus on administration of justice and English legal sources). Then there will be a description of U.S. law’s peculiarities. It is important to notice that this Part shall not be focused just on historical development, but It will include legal sources analysis, foreign legal thinking examination and the explanation of main legal arrangements.

The goal of this Part is to increase the knowledge of foreign legal orders by the analysis of countries really different from the Italian such as the Chinese one, the Japanese one and those based on Islamic law. That’s why the course will host classes by scholars (from other Universities) that have gained a deep knowledge on those legal systems. Keeping in mind that this course aim is to train professionals able to interact with lawyer from different legal orders and with different legal cultures.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Attendance students

Notes and material on aulaweb, plus V. Varano – V. Barsotti, La tradizione giuridica occidentale, vol. I, Testo e materiali per un confronto civil law common law, 6° ed., Torino, 2018, ch. I, III, and  V (addendums excluded)

In employment students
V. Varano – V. Barsotti, La tradizione giuridica occidentale, vol. I, Testo e materiali per un confronto civil law common law, 6° ed., Torino, 2018, ch. I, III and V (addendums excluded)

R. Cavalieri (cur.), Diritto dell’Asia Orientale, 2° ed, Venezia, 2009, pagg. 1-117

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please contact me per email Francesca.Brunetta@unige,.it        

Exam Board

FRANCESCA BRUNETTA D'USSEAUX (President)

MATTEO PATRONE

ANDREA PERELLI

ELENA ANNA GRASSO

UMBERTO DE MAGISTRIS

ALESSANDRO CAPROTTI

GIORGIA CORSI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and eventual students work in depth study

LESSONS START

I semester from September 16th to December 6th 2019 (12 weeks)
II semester from February 17th to May 9th 2020 (12 weeks)

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

Vedi anche:

INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW AND TO COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS A

EXAMS

Exam description

Due to the Corona virus emergency all exams will take place on the web (Microsoft teams)

Please take a look at aulaweb or contact me at francesca.brunetta@unige.it 

Assessment methods

The aim of the exam is to assess student knowledge of foreign legal orders key elements. It is also to verify the achievement of a proper legal vocabulary and the ability to sort and understanding sources of law. Examiners will ascertain the skill of connecting different topics.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale