Comparative Law

It is commonly agreed that the rule of law is an indispensable foundation for economic and social development in almost every country. China, as the largest developing country, is exploring a unique way of building its legal system and advancing the rule of law in China, which interacts with the ongoing Chinese economic and social transition and has significant impacts on China’s participation in the international community. Its legal system interacts with the ongoing Chinese economic and social transition and has significant impacts on China’s participation in the international community. This course will engage students in comparative study from a global perspective for the purposes of developing analytical skills to understand functions of law in social transition, proper ways of legal construction and strategies of promoting the rule of law in developing countries and in the world.

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