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PUBP 607-02 - Comparative Legal Systems

Fall 3 Keilitz.

The course examines the role of the judiciary as a policy-making institution, including its interactions with legislative, regulatory, and private-sector entities.  Students analyze a range of actual cases and, through the prism of those cases and other readings, explore the concepts of judicial review, separation of powers, and federalism, and also external influences on law-making bodies, including lobbying, public opinion, and the media.  In contrast to the section of the domestically focused course, this section takes a comparative approach considering legal systems in multiple countries. 

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