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Comparative Law Half-Week Seminar


This course offers a comparative study of the development of schools of legal thought, chiefly Common law systems and Civil law traditions. Material focuses on the historical reasons for their divergence, contemporary approaches to universal problems such as succession, torts and contracts, and the cross-fertilization and difficulties commonly associated with importing foreign law into new territory. 


This program draws law school faculty from the University of California, Davis, as well as outstanding legal practitioners and business experts representing major California firms that perform international legal work.


TBD. The Orientation in U.S.A. Law course is not a prerequisite for any of the one-week seminars.


Classes are held at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.


  • Non-refundable application fee: U.S. $150*

  • Academic Tuition: $1,190

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Certificates and Credits

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance if they attend class regularly. Participants who wish to take the course for credit can request an official transcript upon successful completion of course requirements and a final exam.

  • One quarter unit of academic credit may be applied toward the Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States.

Deadline to Apply

We strongly recommend enrolling by June 15 or earlier to ensure adequate time for the local U.S. embassy in your country to process the necessary visa for entering the U.S. We have been informed by past participants that U.S. embassies in some countries can take from four to six weeks to process non-immigrant visas (students, business or tourist).

How to Apply

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