LLM Curriculum

Civil Law


Course Co-ordinator:

Dr A Ordor


See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.

Course outline:

This course is designed to familiarise Comparative Law students who are not trained in the civil law system with various aspects of:

• The origins and sources of civil law.

• Principles of civil law jurisprudence in various subjects such as contracts, torts and criminal law.

• The civil law approach to business law with reference to law and development.

DP requirements:



Class presentation : 10%

Assignment/research paper: 30%

Examination: 60%

The presentation will be on the chosen or given assignment/research paper.