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LA4029 - Comparative Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

An examination of the history and development of the common law and civil law systems; the features and characteristics of the major legal families (common law, civil law and socialist law); the structures, concepts procedures and the role of the legal profession in each; Australia and Great Britain have diverged under the impetus of different personal laws whether based on religion (Islam, Hinduism) or traditional laws or customs such as the ADAT of Indonesia and Malaysia.

Learning Outcomes

  • To acquire a deeper understanding of the major legal systems of the world.
Prerequisites: LA2017 and LA2018 and LA2019 and LA2020 and LA1105 and LA1106 and LA2015 and LA2016

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Keiran Cullinane
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coordinator: Professor Keiran Cullinane
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (50%).

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