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Scott E. Lemieux
SIS 367
Seattle Campus

Comparative Law and Courts

Introduction to comparative judicial politics, focusing on the relationship between law and politics in cross-national perspective, as well as on the functioning of supranational and international legal entities in the international system. Offered: jointly with LSJ 367/POL S 367.

Class Description

This class will analyze comparative law using three broad themes: legal culture, judicial independence, and "law in action." Each of these themes will draw on literature from a variety of different cases, including liberal democratic, religious, and authoritarian legal systems. In addition, students will have an opportunity to anlayze one or two specific cases in more detail.

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Class Assignments and Grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/31/2002