TOPICS IN THE CIVIL LAW TRADITION (A): EU HARMONISATION
2014/2015, Semester 1
Modular Credits: LL4010AV ( 5 ) / LL5010AV ( 5 ) / LL6010AV ( 5 )
This module examines advanced topics in the civil law tradition using a comparative approach, examining in particular the similarities and differences between the civil law and the common law (and possibly other traditions) in approaching specific legal problems. The precise topics covered and examples used will vary depending on the instructor teaching the module in a given year, but the topics typically discussed would include the methodological differences between civil and common law (use of legislation and codes, use of case law / jurisprudence, use of doctrine), the differences in policies and values, as well whether we should seek convergence and unification or respect for the mentalite and culture of each legal tradition through harmonization.
NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or equivalent.
3-hr continuous weekly seminar
Mode of Assessment:
Class Participation/Presentation - 15%; Essay (2000 words excluding footnotes) - 15%; Reseach paper (4000 words excluding footnotes) - 70% [Due: Wed. 19 Nov 2014 (10 a.m.)]