Course Descriptions - Vienna

Comparative Legal Systems

  • This course will present a comparative view of the legal traditions and institutions of the three countries as well as consideration of the common and civil law perspectives on law, legal education, and legal culture. Class instruction will be complemented by visits to the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Constitutional Court and the Austrian Supreme Court.
  • This course will also offer a basic introduction to the European Union, the world’s most advanced example of transnational cooperation. Built upon the ruins of World War II, today’s
EU has seen the continent of Europe peacefully united in a novel polity that has produced prosperity and unexpected collaboration among its nation state members.