Dutch Law in a comparative perspective

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode RGAAR50106
Vaknaam Dutch Law in a comparative perspective
Niveau(s) bachelor, master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (Blok 1)
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Dutch Law in a comparative perspective
Leerdoelen Knowledge and understanding
The acquisition of knowledge and understanding of the main jurisdictions of Dutch Law: Constitutional Law, Privat Law, Criminal Law, Administrative Law.

Skills and attitude
A student must be able to determine the differences as well as the similarities between his own legal system and the Dutch legal system.
Omschrijving Participants are expected to be familiar with the legal concepts, legal institutes and methods of working with the law in the system of their home country. Examining the way in which legal rules are drafted and complied with reveals the system's main characteristics in terms of the traditional fields of law, and the relationships between them. Careful attention is given to the legal concepts and divisions on which the Dutch legal system is based. Questions of jurisdiction and organisation are also dealt with. To illustrate the legal system's importance for society, current legal developments are discussed in the comparitive perspective whenever possible.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(14 2-hour lectures (during the course of the block))
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen)
Vaksoort m4-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator prof. mr. dr. W.D. Kolkman
Docent(en) prof. mr. dr. W.D. Kolkman , vacature ,mr. P.A.J. van den Berg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Introduction to Dutch Law, For Foreign Lawyers, (fourth revised edition), ed. Kluwer Jeroen Chorus
  • This course is not open to non-law exchange or Dutch Law students.
  • If taken as an optional course, this course is only accessible for students that have obtained their Law first year certificate (propedeuse) at a reserach university and for students that have been admitted to a master's degree programme within the Faculty of Law. If this course is concluded as part of a bachelor's degree programme, these credits cannot be taken into consideration within a master's degree programme.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme 1 semester I a optional
LLM International and European Law  (Optional Courses IEL ) 1 semester I a optional
Open Colleges 1 semester I a keuze