What's included?

Beneficial knowledge for a legal career

Comparative public law has two modules: one covers theory and method, and the other is an essay module. In the first module, you will learn about selected countries’ constitutions and administrative procedures. You will also study theories and methods that focus on comparisons between the legal institutions of various countries.

In the second module, you will produce an independent scholarly essay that covers a subject in public law from the perspective of comparative law.

The course has four to eight hours of teacher-led instruction each week, where the most common forms are lectures, seminars and supervision. There will also be study visits and guest lectures. On the first module, your performance will be assessed through a written exam, active participation in the seminars, presentations and hand-in assignments. On the essay module, assessment is not only through your essay writing, but also your review of another student’s essay and active participation in the seminars.

You will study the course with about ten other students.