Comparative Private Law

Content:

The course held by Prof. Alonso, Babusiaux, Hadžimanović and Heiss will introduce students to the methods of Comparative Private Law. In doing so, the course will present topical examples of Comparative Private Law in the field of Contract Law, Property Law and Consumer Protection Law.

All course materials as well as further information is published in Olat. Therefore, please enroll in the course: Comparative Private Law HS 2020

The classes will be taught according to the schedule and will be taught over Zoom. The meetings and the password are published in the subpage "Zoom Meetings". While we would like to encourage all students to participate in the meetings, the lessons will also subsequently be uploaded as a podcast to ensure that all meetings can be seen by every participant.

The students will need to read the book written by Michael Bogdan, Concise introduction to Comparative Law, 2013; ISBN 9789089521255 (and the additional reading material published for each lesson, cf. 1).

The course will be held according to the following provisional schedule.

Date

 Topic

Reading (Bogdan, see above)

 Lecturer

17.9.

Introduction: Definition, Methods and Aim

= Part I, Chapter I, 2, 6

Alonso

24.9.

Introduction: Legal Transplants

= Part I, Chapter 4,5

Alonso

1.10.

Introduction: Principles and Common Core

= Part I, Chapter 8

Hadžimanović

8.10.

Introduction: Legal Families

= Part I, Chapter 7

Heiss

15.10.

Introduction: (Practical) Problems of Comparative law

= Part I, Chapter 3, Problems

Heiss

22.10.

English Law

= Part II, Chapter 9

Hadžimanović

29.10.

English Law

= Part II, Chapter 9

Hadžimanović

5.11.

American Law

= Part II, Chapter 10

Heiss

12.11.

French Law

= Part II, Chapter 11

Babusiaux

19.11.

French Law

= Part II, Chapter 11

Babusiaux

26.11.

German Law

= Part II, Chapter 12

Babusiaux

3.12.

German Law

= Part II, Chapter 12

Babusiaux

10.12.

Religious Laws (Example: Islamic Law)

= Part II, Chapter 14

Büchler

17.12.

Tribal Law

 Additional Reading (tbd)

Fiocchi (Heiss)