Course Information
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600000370

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims: a) to give the opportunity to students to critically examine the major theoretical problems of comparative law, b) to familiarize themselves with the comparative legal method and the general features of major legal systems, c) to give them the opportunity to approach, with the help of the comparative legal method, basic concepts of non-discrimination law. In particular, the specific learning objectives of the course are: To equip students with knowledge that will allow them to resort easily to foreign laws. To study foreign legal concepts and foreign legal institutions and to compare them among themselves and with the Greek law. To approach theoretical problems of comparative legal research, such as the transplanting of legal concepts from one legal system to another, the classification of the legal systems to larger families, the comparability of legal systems and institutions and the assessment of legal solutions given by the legal systems to specific legal problems. To understand the usefulness of comparative legal research in various fields of law, particularly the law of non-discrimination. To be familiarized with the fundamental concepts of non-discrimination law and to understand how these concepts were transplanted, with the help of European Union law, from the laws of the Anglo-American legal tradition to the laws of Continental Europe.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
I BASIC CONCEPTS OF COMPARATIVE LAW AND LAW OF EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION (14 two-hour sessions) 1. Comparative law and fundamental rights in the age of globalization (one two-hour session) 2. The concepts of legal culture and legal tradition as tools of comparative law (one two-hour session) 3. Philosophical approaches and methodological tools of comparative law (one two-hour session) 4. The great legal cultures and their classification (1 two-hour session) 5. General characteristics of major legal cultures (5 two-hour sessions) 6. The concepts of equality and discrimination (1 two-hour session) 7. Forms and philosophical approaches of equality (two two-hour sessions) 8. International, supranational and national sources of equality and non-discrimination law (2 two-hour sessions)
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
Students who choose to attend the course are evaluated as follows: 1. They study before each meeting a specific material composed of scientific articles and court decisions, they are examined orally on this material in the context of the scientific debate which takes place in every lesson, and they prepare written summaries in which they present the major points of the scientific discussions held in each course. The grade for this oral and written examination constitutes the 50% of their final grade, 2. They participate in the final exam at the end of the semester concerning the whole material of the course. The grade of this final exam constitutes the 50% of their final grade.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Corpus σημειώσεων, αποσπάσματα από άρθρα και μελέτες, νομοθετικό και νομολογιακό υλικό.
Additional bibliography for study
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