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Comparative Law

The aim of this seminar is to draw comparisons from a clear, unambiguous perspective rather than from a neutral position. Accordingly, during the process of comparison, the comparatist usually translates a foreign legal culture into his/her own. Upon successful completion of the seminar, students should understand comparative law as a subject in its own right, be able to clearly distinguish between a juxtaposition and a comparison, and be able to apply the basics of comparative law to their legal practice.

The seminar begins with an introduction to the concept of legal history and its history. Aspects of study include the functions and goals of contemporary comparative law, as well as its methods. The seminar concludes with lectures on comparative law as translation and the practical application of comparative law.