Experience with Teaching Comparative Jurisprudence in Hungary
A Report to The International Round Table on Teaching Comparative Jurisprudence (Irpin/Kyiv/Ukraine, January 18, 2013)
7 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2014 Last revised: 3 Feb 2014
Date Written: January 1, 2014
Historical comparison is preconditional to understanding in social sciences. Legal science can qualify as such only provided if its subject is investigated universally as a phenomenon. The law as subject is a complex entity, composed of posited texts and canonised reasoning with them as well. Henceforth both comparative law and comparative legal cultures need to be cultivated and also taught. Experiences with teaching them are rather positive both in introducing students to their encounter with law and in synthesising their studies.
Keywords: universality, particularity, law as text, reasoning, domestic law as exemplification, legal mentality
JEL Classification: I29, K00
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