Comparative Law in a Global Perspective


Código CRN Ingreso a banner (estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado) Fecha de pago
MDER-4964 10019 8 y 9 de junio de 2020 11 de junio de 2020

[Curso homologable con: Pregrado (Derecho Comparado) 

Créditos: 4 (3 cursos de la Escuela se homologan por 4 de pregrado; el cuarto por curso de libre elección (CLE) o facultativa)


The course introduces and analyzes comparative law in a global perspective, providing students with an overview of the most important legal traditions of the world. The first part of the course focuses on the meaning of comparative law and introduces basic concepts, such as those of legal traditions, legal transplants and legal pluralism, considering legal globalization as one of the most important developments for contemporary legal studies. The second part deals with the core of the Western legal traditions analyzing the Common law & Civil law archetypical divide. It also analyses mixed legal systems, their distinctive traits and growing importance for comparative legal studies. The meaning of democracy and human rights as Western or universal values is investigated as well in this part of the course. The third cycle broadens the course’s comparative spectrum to some of the most important non-Western/non-European legal traditions (Sub-Saharan, East-Asian, Talmudic, Islamic and Latin American) and questions the possible reconciliation of legal diversity on a global scale.

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June 16 to July 3, 2020 (class: Saturday 20 and 27. No class: Mondays 22 and 29)

Meeting time

Monday to Friday
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Class
10:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Break 
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Class

9:00 to 10:00 a.m. - Class 
10:00 to 10:30 a.m. - Break 
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Class

Valentina Volpe - Universidad Católica de Lille - Francia (more)

Note: the registration for the cours is subject to the number of students enrolled and to the academic profile of the candidates. The Law School of Universidad de los Andes reserves the right of admission to its academic programs.