This course will provide the student an overview on the comparative method and on the general characteristics of the world’s legal families.
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The study of Comparative Legal Systems is a must in a globalized world where all types of legal ties are established between individuals belonging to very different cultures. The legal expert must be acquainted with the legal context of the country where he/she will be working in: its inspiring legal principles, the sources of its law, its political organization and its institutions. The comparison with other legal systems is an essential tool to emphasize the originality of our own legal system, as well as its weak points, inspiring thus eventual legislative amendments.
Demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of a field of study that is based in secondary education and that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, implies acquaintance with the vanguard of their area of study.
Gather data, usually within the field of study, interpret it and make judgments and considerations on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues.
Communication skills: Express concepts and ideas effectively, including the ability to communicate concisely and precisely, both orally and in writing.
Interpersonal understanding: Perform active listening in order to reach agreements using an assertive communication style.
Flexibility: Work under different circumstances and with different people, allowing the adoption of different positions and changes of points of view as the situation requires.
Teamwork: Participate actively in the achievement of a common goal, listening to, respecting and valuing the opinions of the other members of the group.
Integrate the legislative, doctrinal and jurisprudential framework of public and private legal relations.
Comprehend legal institutions.
Understand general principles and legal sources.
Develop critical awareness in legal a
INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE LAW
THE CONTINENTAL LEGAL FAMILY
THE COMMON LAW LEGAL FAMILY (THE ENGLISH LEGAL SYSTEM)
THE COMMON LAW LEGAL FAMILY (THE LEGAL SYSTEM OF THE U.S.A.)
LAW IN THE FAR EAST (CHINESE AND JAPANESE LEGAL SYSTEMS)
RELIGIOUS LEGAL SYSTEMS (ISLAMIC AND HINDU LAW)
The professor will apply several active and collaborative methodologies, aimed at guiding the student in his/her process of knowledge and skill acquisition through different formative activities.
These activities will vary and be adapted to the issues dealt with in the units. The student will be involved in the learning process through simulation and real problem solving activities, concept maps, presentations, exercises, research projects, participation in debates and workshops or external visits, among other proposals.
The professor will explain in detail their contents and individual or collective character in the corresponding learning guide.
The assessment of knowledge and skills will be ongoing and formative.
In the ordinary exam period, the assessment system will have the following characteristics:
- The mark obtained by the student in tests or exams will not represent more than 50% of the final grade.
- The activities developed in the classroom will complete the assessment (to reach 100%), and will be carried out either at an individual or group level, according to the character of the proposed formative activities.
Tests will represent the same percentage in both the ordinary and extraordinary exam periods, never beyond 50% of the final grade.
Spanish and English.
Together with the professor’s lectures, the School fosters the implementation of active methodologies in the classroom, promoting the students participation as well as their involvement in the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
The methodologies used could be included in one of these three main categories: Case Method, Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning.
This is a bidirectional model, focused on the student and with the professor playing a supporting role during the process.
Also, the use of Information and Communication Technologies, by professor and students, is considered an essential tool in the learning process.