Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Latin American Laws and Institutions

527 | 2.0 credits


This course studies the Latin American legal system as a whole first, due to the shared tradition under the Spanish and Portuguese colonial roots, following with the treatment of a variety of legal topics and the similar and/or different approach taken by the Latin American countries. Constitutionalism, organization of the civil law, the general theory of obligations law under which the civil law operates, civil procedure, criminal law and criminal procedure will also be examined.