Limited enrollment = 14.
Paper in lieu of final examination at discretion of the instructor.
Examines and compares different areas of law and differences between legal systems, with the
goal of preparing students for international practice. Efforts are made to include Third World as
well as Western legal systems. Among the issues to be investigated are differences between
common and civil law systems; the varying roles of judges, juries and prosecutors; differing
approaches to statutory interpretation; and the effect of colonial history, as in the cases of India
and Israel, on the structure of legal systems. Although all materials are in English, there may be
an opportunity for students proficient in foreign languages to do research in foreign language