Comparative Procedure, Evidence, & Trial Practice—The World’s Judicial Systems (Capowski) (1 cr)
After learning about the benefits of studying comparative procedure, we will discuss what makes the civil law system, which is the basis for litigation in most of the world, different from the common law systems of the United States and England. In comparing systems, we will use the legal systems of China, France, England, Japan, and the United States as examples and discuss the positive and negative aspects of these systems.
Comparative Procedure, Evidence, & Trial Practice—The Legal Profession & Court Systems (Capowski) (1 cr)
Legal education and the organization of the legal profession differ around the world. We will look at these differences and see how they affect legal practice. We also will compare the court systems of various civil and common law countries.Comparative Corporate Law (Justice Randy Holland) (1 cr)
Today's global economy has resulted in a proliferation of multi-national corporations. Frequently, the parent corporation is governed by the law of one country and one or more subsidiaries are governed by the laws of other countries. This course will make a comparative assessment of the advantages and disadvantages to incorporating in a particular country. It will focus on corporations considering mergers, acquisitions, or joint ventures with corporations outside of their own jurisdiction and on the reasons why a corporation may decide to form a subsidiary under the law of another jurisdiction. For those comparative purposes, the law of Delaware will be used as the United States model.
European Union Law—Origins, History, Institutions & Powers (Professor Massimiliano Granieri-Italian Faculty) (1 cr)
This course will focus on the study of the European system, made of civil law and common law countries within the so called Western Legal Tradition, up to the creation of the European Union. The course will cover origins, evolution and current structure of the EU, the role of EU institutions, the separation of powers, and the influence EU legal sources have on national legal systems. Eventually, the future of the EU law will be discussed in light of constitutional reforms, national sovereignty and Eurozone financial crisis.