This course introduces key problems in the study of Asian laws and legal systems. It covers a variety of topics of importance to the study of Asian legal systems and to comparative law and legal theory more widely. It introduces the relevance of Orientalism, colonialism, legal pluralism, comparing across cultural frames, legal transplantation, and the role of the state. The case studies in terms of jurisdiction vary across Asia and across historical periods.
LLM in Legal Theory
3,000-4,000 word essay