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Fall 2020 Course

The Comparative Law Workshop

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: No Exam

Students will do 4 short response papers critiquing work-in-progress to be presented by leading comparative law scholars.

This workshop will engage key questions in comparative law, using as focal points the study of Chinese and Islamic law and legal history. Students will read examples of influential scholarship in each field both for their importance and as a vehicle for thinking about methodological issues in comparative work in general.  Students will also have the opportunity to engage several leading scholars in each field who will present works-in-progress. There are no prerequisites and the instructors welcome students with an interest in comparative legal study but no prior engagement with Chinese or Islamic law.

Please consult Professors Alford or Rabb with any questions you may have.