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Unit Code
Unit Title
LAW407 Mooting
LAW422 Evidence
LAW423 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW450 Equity
LAW602 Foundations of Media and Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW603 Labour Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW604 Competition Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
LAW607 Corporations Law 2
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW608 Law of Nations
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW609 Comparative Administrative Law
LAW610 International Environmental Law
LAW612 Jurisprudence B
LAW615 Criminology
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW617 Comparative Law
LAW619 Biotechnology Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW622 Law Elective 4 (Dispute Resolution)
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW623 Law Elective 5 (International Humanitarian Law)
LAW631 International Law
LAW634 Human Rights
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW636 Law of the European Union
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW641 Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW652 Media Law
LAW662 Tax 1
LAW663 International Trade Law
LAW664 Intellectual Property
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW669 Consumer Protection
LAW670 Information Technology Law
LAW677 Law Elective 2 (International Criminal Law)
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW678 Law Elective 3 (Art, Antiquity and the Law)
LAW679 Supervised Research Paper
LAW681 Family 1 - the Family and the Child
LAW682 Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW683 Succession
LAW684 Conflicts (Private International Law)
LAW688 Sentencing
(Not Offered 2010)
LAW692 Elective 1 (Jessup Moot)
LAW693 Law Elective 1 (Law Review)
LAW695 Law and Ethics of Health Care
LAW696 Professional Conduct

2014 LAW617 Comparative Law

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: Summer School unit

Not Offered


This unit will focus on the main features and institutions of legal systems. The content will take a historic and comparative approach to the main legal systems, namely, the common law and civil law systems, focusing more primarily on the European or Continental systems. More specifically, the course would deal with the role of the legislature, judges, legal education and professions, etc. from a historical and comparative perspective. It also would cover, among other topics, important aspects like the law-making process and codification in both Civil law and Common law traditions, and the binding effect of case law in the continental legal system.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2000 word assignment (45%), 2-hour exam (45%), attendance (10%).


To be taught intensively in summer semester. The course will consist of 13 two-hour lectures and 2 interactive seminars.

Prereq Either LAW221,LAW222,LAW223,LAW224,LAW225,LAW226, LAW204,LAW205 OR LAW250,LAW251, LAW252,LAW253,LAW254,LAW255,LAW256,LAW204

STAFF: Prof A Masferrer and Dr R Redmond-Cooper

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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