Comparative Law: New Zealand Law in Global Context

15 points

Not offered 2024, offered in 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023

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Comparative Law is the study and understanding of different systems of law both as an end in itself and as a means of better understanding the "home" jurisdiction. In an increasingly globalised world, it is fundamentally important to understand the variety of approaches to law that exist and to understand that our own approach is merely one of many. This course provides a basic introduction to the methods of comparative law and a brief overview of key differences in the world’s various legal systems. Case studies will provide a deeper understanding of selected overseas jurisdictions and aspects of law. Students who study this course will be well equipped to face the increasingly globalised nature of law and society.