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LAW 309 History of Western Law 3 Credits
The Common Law and Civil Law legal systems dominate western legal thought and practice, co-existing with minor traditions such as Socialist, Religious, and Tribal/Traditional. The scope of the course is limited to legal systems, laws, and historical events which contributed most significantly to the Western/European legal culture in which we live today. It is presented in roughly chronological order, and includes selections from law codes, legal documents, and scholarly analysis of legal systems or issues. It ranges from ancient Mesopotamia through classical Greece and Rome, includes Byzantine law, the revival of Roman Law at Bologna in the High Middle Ages and birth of a common European law, and concludes with the division between the Common Law and Civil Law.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2010-2011 History of Western Law 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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LAW 310 Comparative Legal Thought 3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to facilitate fruitful discussions among the students on a wide array of selected legal topics, allowing them to learn by comparing and exploring different approaches to identical or similar similar legal phenomena. In addition to increasing familiarity with fundamental concepts of different legal traditions in certain specific fields of law, the totality of the discussion topics covered will let the students take some initial steps toward discovering the formation process and the underlying logic of legal thought. While the course will also aim at conveying a certain amount of abstract legal information in fields such as constitutional law, contract law, human rights, business organisations' law, criminal law, intellectual property law and such, the main purpose of the course will be to therefore collectively discover the relationship between law and logic, tradition, justice, power and ideology.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 Comparative Legal Thought 3
Fall 2009-2010 Comparative Legal Thought 3
Fall 2008-2009 Comparative Legal Thought 3
Fall 2006-2007 Comparative Legal Thought 3
Fall 2005-2006 Comparative Legal Thought 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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LAW 311 International Law 3 Credits
This course aims to provide a concise account of the basic concepts of international law. After focusing on the debate on the nature of international law and its political and historical underpinnings, it will explore the sources of international law and the relations between international and municipal law. States and governments, international organisations, companies and individuals will be examined as subjects of international law. More specific issues, such as treatment of aliens, jurisdiction, treaties, state succession, the law of the Sea, air and outer space and will examine human rights, peaceful settlement of interstate disputes, and the law of war will complete the agenda of this course.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 International Law 3
Summer 2012-2013 International Law 3
Summer 2008-2009 International Law 3
Summer 2007-2008 International Law 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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LAW 312 Comparative Constitutional Law 3 Credits
This course explores the similarities and differences between written constitutions that stem from diverse legal and cultural backgrounds. While the chosen constitutions may differ according to the instructor, the emphasis is on making critical comparisons between the different constitutional systems, including substantive areas such as: Judicial Review; Individual Freedoms; Separation of Powers; Centralization of Decision Making; Pluralism; and Protection of Democratic Principles.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Spring 2014-2015 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Spring 2013-2014 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Fall 2012-2013 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Spring 2011-2012 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Spring 2010-2011 Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Spring 2009-2010 Comparative Constitutional Law 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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LAW 401 Law, Business and Society 3 Credits
This course focuses on the complex interactions between legal, social, and business forces. Multi-national corporations influence governments; the environment is exploited and protected; people emigrate and demand more of their employers; governments try to balance business revenue and social justice. Can we say that a law ''caused'' an effect in society, or a business event ''caused'' a new law to be made? Does an effect sometimes become a cause in its own right, reinforcing an original effect? Sometimes the unintended effects of a business, legal, or social development are more important than the intended effects. We'll discuss topics including the development of the modern banking system, very large companies, how businesses relate to each other and society, how government seeks to protect people from business practices, and issues of environmental protection, free use of information (or not), and globalization.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Law, Business and Society 3
Spring 2011-2012 Law, Business and Society 3
Spring 2010-2011 Law, Business and Society 3
Spring 2009-2010 Law, Business and Society 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
LAW 403 Internartional Business Law 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the major institutions and substantive legal topics encountered by individuals and businesses acting transnationally and internationally in today's world. After a quick overview of civil law, common law, transnational and international legal regimes, it includes tort law, sales and contract law, transport, and multi-national corporations and limited companies. Some of the problems which globalization makes more critical, such as foreign investment, labour and employment, intellectual property, and corporate social responsibility and environmental issues, are raised. While ''real world' cases and materials are used extensively as examples, the course also seeks to bring out the underlying assumptions and policies of these institutions and rules.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2016-2017 Internartional Business Law 3
Spring 2013-2014 Internartional Business Law 3
Spring 2012-2013 Internartional Business Law 3
Fall 2011-2012 Internartional Business Law 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
LAW 404 Human Rights in the EU 3 Credits
This course focuses on the EU?s influence on human rights within member and candidate countries, as well as countries with which EU has set up external relations.It deals with the human rights policy and human rights acquis of the EU and studies human rights jurisdiction of the relevant monitoring bodies. Secondly, the course illuminates selective human rights problems that have been the subject of daily discussions all over Europe. Lastly, the course focuses on the human rights clauses placed in the external agreements of the EU, human rights conditionality in relation to full membership, and the role of the EU in promoting and protecting human rights in developing countries.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2013-2014 Human Rights in the EU 3
Spring 2008-2009 Human Rights in the EU 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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