Comparative Legal Systems
Professor S Mancuso
See Rules for LLM and MPhil Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas.
The course aims to provide law graduates, legal professionals and practitioners with the necessary knowledge about comparative legal systems and its interaction with South African law. This course will cover:
The discipline, its history and uses
Comparative law methodology
The object of comparison; macro and micro-comparison
Legal transplants; reasons for legal transplants; feasibility of legal transplants
Legal traditions of the world of identification; classification and problems of comparison; short presentations - civil law, common law, socialist law, Islamic law, Hindu law, Chinese law, Jewish law
Mixed legal systems
Class presentation : 10%
Assignment/research paper: 30%
The presentation will be on the chosen or given assignment/research paper.