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(in Polish) Prawo porównawcze

General data

Course ID: D-N-WPA-18 Erasmus code / ISCED: 10.0 / (unknown)
Course title: (unknown) Name in Polish: Prawo porównawcze
Department: Faculty of Law and Administration
Course groups:
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): 0 OR 2.00 (depends on study program)
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Language: Polish

Classes in period "2020/2021 academic year" (in progress)

Time span: 2020-10-01 - 2021-06-15
Choosen plan division:

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Type of class: Lecture, 20 hours, 100 places more information
Coordinators: Fryderyk Zoll
Group instructors: Fryderyk Zoll
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Examination: Course - Grading
Learning outcomes of a component:

The participants should learn the basic assumptions of the comparative methodology. The will get the fundamental capabilities to analyze foreign legal systems, by using the devices of the comparative method from different perspectives (micro- and macroscale). The will also learn different kind of the classification of the legal traditions. The participants will learn about the functional and institutional approach. They will learn about so called "formants" of the major legal systems.


Ph.D. Students

Conditions of gaining credit:

The stundents are expected to prepare an essay (about 20 pages), applying the comparative method. It is a take home exame. It may contain a comparative presentation of the question relevant for the Ph.D. - dissertation of the candidate or concern the questions of the comparative method.

Assessment methods and criteria for this course:

The students should be able to prepare an essay, using the proper comparative method

Learning activities and teaching methods - thesaurus:

Expository methods – multimedia presentation
Problem-solving methods – participatory methods - discussion

Learning activities and teaching methods:

Interactive lecture. The students are invited to discuss the subject matter of the class.

ECTS estimate:


Short description:

It is an introduction to the comparative methodology and main legal traditions. Discussed will be also the criticism on the comparative methodology.

Full description:

The participants will be informed on the basic comparative methods (functional and institutional comparative law), the aims of the comparative law. They should learn about the comparative law in the macro-and microscale. The students will learn about the criteria of the legal traditions' classification and about essential formants of the main legal families. There is a special stress on the mixed jurisdictions, being a sort of laboratory for the comparative law. It will be discussed the criticism on the comparative method from the persective of the de-constructivism. The proces of the unification of law as a practical field of the application of the comparative method will be presented. It will be also a discussion concerning the legal reasoning, also by judges, wit the usage of the comparative method.


Zweigert/Kötz, Einführung in die Rechtsvergleichung (current edition)

Rudolfo Sacco, Einführung in die Rechtsvergleichung (current edition)

Pierre Legrand, Comparé le droit résolument (current edition)

H. Patrick Glenn, Legal Traditions of the World (current edition)

Roman Tokarczyk, Komparatystyka Prawnicza (current edition)

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