Law 165 - Methods and Theories in International and Comparative Law

Máximo Langer

Máximo Langer

Professor of Law
Director of the UCLA Transnational Program on Criminal Justice
Faculty Director of the UCLA Criminal Justice Program
LL.B. University of Buenos Aires Law School, 1995
S.J.D. Harvard, 2006
UCLA Faculty Since 2003
Course Description:

            This course will provide students with a very broad overview of different methodologies and theoretical perspectives employed in international and comparative law scholarship by inviting UCLA School of Law faculty working in these areas. Subjects explored during the course may include, among others, public international law, international criminal law, international human rights law, comparative law, international labor law, international trade law, international intellectual property or international environmental law.

           The first session of the course will provide an introduction to comparative and international law. The remaining five classes will be led by different members of the international and comparative law faculty. For each class students will be expected to read 1-2 assigned papers that engage in a different international or comparative law topic. Students will be required to submit before each class questions on each of the assigned readings.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learning about comparative and international law.

Learning about different theoretical approaches in these areas and in law more generally.

Training to ask questions in public to speakers.

Thinking critically about papers and other materials.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Máximo Langer 20S 165 LEC 8 Unscheduled 1.0 No No