Summer 2021 Course Schedule

Comparative Public Law (LAW-795PB-001)
Oswald Jansen

Meets: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ( MTuWThF)

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 22

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All summer 2021 classes will be taught online. Classes may have a combination of live sessions and asynchronous materials/assignments. The block of time listed here will be the maximum amount of live session meeting time expected of you and may decrease.


International legal regimes, treaties, and trade agreements have been challenged by the rise of nationalism in recent years, exacerbated by the COVID19 pandemic and subsequent global recession. Understanding the role of national legal systems and the judicial, administrative and legislative equities across borders is once again an important skill set for lawyers in a global economy. For example, comparison of regulatory regimes is of crucial importance in addressing today's pressing challenges in international trade law, privacy regulation, climate change, and the rule of law in general. Comparative Public Law is a dynamic, new summer program designed to guide you through the basics of comparative law, the role of courts, the regulatory and administrative process, and the workings of legislatures across a range of legal systems, including the U.S., E.U., and numerous other countries around the world. Whether you are a practitioner already wrestling with these complexities, a lawyer who seeks to build a deeper set of skills, or a law student with an interest in the subject, this summer program is tailored for your interests and needs.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The required textbooks for the course are:-

R. Seerden (ed.), Comparative Administrative Law, Intersentia 2018, fourth edition ISBN 9781780686301 (recommended)

Chris Backes and Mariolona Eliantonio (eds.), Cases, Materials and Text on Judicial Review of Administrative Action, Hart Publishing 2019 ISBN 9781509921478 (also available as e-textbook (recommended)

Additional (recommended) reading materials will be made available on Canvas

First Class Readings

Not available at this time.


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