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Introduction to French Law

LAW 923

This introductory course will examine the organization of the French legal system (with some comparison with the English and U.S common law systems). There will be some discussion of the sources and nature of the French civil law system and the structure of the French judicial system and how it differs from the English common law system.

Introduction to Spanish Law

LAW 913

This course will survey the developments of Spanish law beginning with the Roman Empire to the present. Some attention will be given to the historical roots and influence of ancient Moorish and Jewish cultures as well as understanding the ramifications of the end of the Franco dictatorship. A significant portion of the course will be devoted to introducing students to modem Spanish civil law and its legal system.

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