Marco Seghesio


In this age of globalisation, the knowledge of foreign legal systems has become more and more important. International commerce requires people and business to deal with laws other than their own, leading to numerous attempts to harmonise and unify laws, lawmakers are frequently drawing inspiration from abroad, and, in various countries, courts do as well.

In line with the increasing importance of comparing legal systems, the course aims at teaching the basics of comparative law and of the comparative method, which are essential for understanding today's legal complexity. The syllabus will focus, in particular, on the major legal traditions at the global level and on some peculiar legal systems, selected on the basis of their scientific interest and/or of their practical importance