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Law 90_ Foreign and International Legal Research



This course will introduce students to the basic sources of foreign and international law and to the techniques students will be able to use to find them. The course will be divided into three units. Unit One will introduce students to the world’s major types of legal systems, the sources of law that constitute legal authority for each, and methods for finding foreign law, both on its own and in a comparative context. Unit Two will introduce students to sources of International Law (the set of laws governing sovereign states as opposed to the laws of foreign states) and methods for researching the same. Unit Three will focus on researching the law of the European Union, which shares traits with both foreign and international legal research.


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