Foreign Laws University of Bordeaux
The goal of this course is simple: to widen your field of perceptionof Law. When one lives in a country, when one has lived only in one country,one tends to think that the Law, or the perception of what it is, isthe same everywhere in the world. Nothing could be further from thetruth. Not only the rules are not the same everywhere in the world,but the very nature of the Rule of Law (how the rule is born, whatform the rule takes, how the rule is drafted, to whom this ruleapplies, what value the rule must have, etc.) is not the sameeverywhere. Therefore, this course is an invitation to an open-mindedlegal mindset in order to apprehend the diversity of Law in the world.
Basic English listening, reading and writing skills
Final multiple choice questionnaire (30 minutes) at the end of eachsemester
This course is designed for the long run. As it is an optional courseover the two semesters, the contents were split into 2 differentblocks of knowledge but also and above all into 2 different approachesto Foreign Law. -The first block (which will correspond to the 1st semester) will bemore methodological, and will approach Foreign Law from a macroscopicpoint of view. During the 1st semester we will deal with large sets ofLegal Systems and I will insist on the various precautions that shouldbe taken before approaching Foreign Law. -The second block (which will take place in the 2nd semester) will bemore concrete and will aim at presenting Foreign Laws from amicroscopic point of view. During the second semester we will study indepth a specific institution of legal Concept and see how it isdefined, framed and implemented in different national legal systems.In order to do so I have selected 4 legal notions or institutions,andwill let the students choose 3 out of the 4 proposed: 1/ The vote (the electoral rules): what value does the vote have, whohas the right to vote, what are the applicable rules (null vote, blankvote), what are the prohibitions, etc.? 2/ Nationality: what are the applicable rules for obtainingnationality? What are the rights that result from obtaining thisnationality (in terms of access to jobs, voting, etc.)? Can thisnationality be lost? 3/ The death penalty: in which countries is it authorized? Under whatmodality and for what types of crimes or misdemeanors? Which countriesprohibit it? Under what conditions? 4/ Emergency regimes: what are the different types of emergencyregimes that exist? What are their characteristics? What are thepowers conferred under these regimes of exception?
Online Course Requirement
Even though this course lasts the whole academic year, students maychoose to follow this course for only one semesterDuration: 10.5 hours Fall semester (October – November) - 10.5 hours Spring semester (February – April)Language of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Carolina Cerda-GuzmanCarolina.firstname.lastname@example.org