US and Russian Legal Systems: comparative analysis (Spring/Fall)

COURSE OUTLINE

1. GENERAL

SCHOOL/ DEPARTMENT: Department of Civil Law Disciplines
LEVEL OF STUDY: Undergraduate
COURSE TITLE: Investment Law
SEMESTER OF STUDY: Spring/Fall
LECTURERS: Olga Miroshnichenko, Assoc. Prof., PhD in Legal Science, LLM

Coursework Breakdown

TEACHING WEEKLY HOURS          

ECTS Credits         

Lectures

12

0,33

Laboratory / workshops

24

0,67

 Total (1 ECTS = ? hrs.)

 

 1

COURSE DELIVERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS

 

Yes

2. LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes

After completion, students should be able to:

  • to analyze and systematize information from specialized legal sources;
  • to compare Russian and American legal systems with the use of special methodology;
  • to identify the main legal families in the world and evaluate the similarities and dissimilarities between them;
  • to understand the essence of the main legal sources in Russian and American legal systems;
  • to evaluate the advantages and perspectives of American and Russian legal systems.
  • to analyze the methods and purposes of Anglo-American law

General Skills

  • Critical thinking;
  • Comparative analysis;
  • Communication skills;
  • Intellectual competency;
  • A good ability to find, evaluate and use relevant legal sources in a critical manner to solve a given research issue;
  • ability to present complicated issues, information and ideas in an instructive, well-structured and well-written manner;
  • Ethical competency.

3. COURSE CONTENTS

. Theoretical and practical issues of continental and civil legal families;

  1. Considering Russian and American legal cultures;
  2. Analysis of the roots of common and continental legal traditions;
  3. Comparison of the differences of codified and uncodified law
  4. Comparison of Russian and American legal sources;
  5. Comparison of “legal precedent” and “legislative act”;
  6. Structuring Russian and American court system;
  7. Analyzing the main cases of US Higher Court and Russian Constitutional Court.

4. TEACHING  METHODS - ASSESMENT

USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: Lectures with interactive information and practical analysis of cases.

5. BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Recommended Book and Journal Article Resources:

  1. Black’s Law Dictionary
  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes. The Common Law.
  3. Lawrence M. Friedman. A History of American Law
  4. Patrick Glenn, Legal Traditions of the World (Oxford University Press, 5th ed, 2015);
  5. Richard A. Posner. Overcoming Law

Additional materials will be provided later

FOR APPLICATION
please email your
applications here:


international@vvsu.ru

Mon-Thu: 8:30 - 17:30
Fri: 8:30-16:15


Olga Miroshnichenko (Ms.)

Assoc. Prof., PhD in Legal Science, LLM

Mon-Thu: 8:30 - 17:30
Fri: 8:30-16:15