Comparative Legal Traditions (D)

This course will introduce the students to the wide variety of legal cultures and traditions present in the Asia-Pacific Region. It will better enable the students to be active participants in an increasingly globalised economy and to become more aware of the legal traditions of South East Asia. The following topics are among those that could be discussed: the concepts of legal culture and tradition, comparative law and method, indigenous law (including adat law), Islamic law, Chinese law, the impact of colonialism, civil law, common law, legal pluralism, laws in transition from a socialist to a market economy, the impact of globalisation on the law.

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