Comparative law has been a
cornerstone of legal studies at the LSE at least since Professor Otto
Kahn-Freund joined the Law Department in the 1930s.
Today’s LSE law department is truly international, with full-time members of academic staff from every continent, with diverse academic and professional qualifications, who integrate interdisciplinary approaches in their research. The fact that teaching often takes place in classes comprised of students from close to two dozen different nationalities further contributes to a uniquely international setting for the study of comparative law at the LSE.
The value of comparative law is to a large extent dependent upon its method and critical scholarship. To be practically useful as well as intellectually valuable comparative law has to compare more than just rules. Comparative law, especially in relation to public law, has to embrace law and society, different regulatory mechanisms, self-reflections, traditions and legal cultures, politics, history, economics and intellectual roots. This scope makes the study of comparative law particularly engaging as well as challenging.
Comparative Law : Monographs
Recent monographs by existing and previous faculty:-
Bomhoff, J. (with Maurice Adams) Practice and Theory in Comparative Law CUP (2012).
Hartley, T.C., International Commercial Litigation: Text, Cases and Materials on Private International Law CUP (2009).
Kleinheisterkamp, J. (with Stefan Vogenauer) (eds), Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts OUP (2009).
Malagodi, M., Constitutional Nationalism and Legal Exclusion - Equality, Identity Politics and Democracy in Nepal OUP (2012).
Micheler, E., Property in Securities, CUP (2007).
Moller, K. The Global Model of Constitutional Rights OUP (2012)
Murkens, J.E.K. From Empire to Union: Conceptions of German Constitutional Law since 1871 OUP (2013).
Rowan, S., Remedies for Breach of Contract: A Comparative
Analysis of the Protection of Performance OUP( 2012).