940 Survey of Legal Systems - §004, Summer 2014 13-Week Session

Categories: Legal History Legal Theory and Jurisprudence

Instructor(s) Schweitzer, Nick

The class will look at selected legal systems throughout the world and throughout history to examine how a culture's structure and values are reflected in its fundamental legal documents, its mechanisms for creating and enforcing laws, and its dispute resolution systems. Topics to be covered (some in depth and some superficially) include the Code of Hammurabi, Egyptian law ancient and modern, ancient Greek law, ancient Roman law, Chinese law ancient and modern, Japanese law ancient and modern, Mexican law, Native American dispute resolution systems, the German and French code systems, Jewish law, Islamic law, and the developing law of the European Union.

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