Legal Traditions of the World, 7.5 Credits

The course offers the student a view of the world’s main legal traditions. The primary emphasis will be placed on the differences between the common law and civil law legal families within the Western legal tradition, as well as the differences between these and other legal traditions in the world, especially those rooted in religious foundations. Legal sources and the role of the courts and other legal actors in the different systems are studied with special consideration. These topics will also be continuously addressed within the context of the Scandinavian legal tradition. Moreover, during the course, the impact of digitalization on law in a globalized world will be examined from a comparative perspective.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G2F)


School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: Basic Course in Law, 30 ECTS credits, and Intermediate Course in Law, 30 ECTS credits (for exchange students).

Introduction to Legal Thinking 30 ECTS credits, Comparative Constitutional Law 7.5 ECTS credits, and 22.5 ECTS credits from other courses in the field of law (for programme students only).

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X3909