Comparative Law: America, London and Dublin

Prof. Amanda Siegrist (More Info)

Comparative Law: America, London and Dublin

Program Dates:
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:

Legal Studies , Political Science , Public Affairs Policy and Admin , Criminal Justice

Course Description:
This course delves into the history and structure of the laws of London and Dublin in comparison to those of the United States, as well as to each other. Students will learn general legal principles and the structure of jurisprudence. Through field trips to courthouses such as the Supreme Court in London, jails such as Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, and through guest speakers in government and legal offices, students will gain a deeper understanding of how the Anglo-Irish legal tradition influenced the American constitution and legal system.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 4-6 miles of walking on class days.

Course Highlights:
This course is designed for students interested in law, but is applicable to students in many majors such as criminal justice, business, political science and law as an upper-level elective Learn about the structure of law and system of jurisprudence in the U.K. in comparison to those of the United States Visit institutions of legal relevance in both London and Dublin. Potential site visits may include courthouses, Kilmainham Gaol Jail, the Supreme Court in Parliament Square, and Buckingham Palace Hear from guest speakers such as local attorneys or government officials and/or visit local law firms Gain an appreciation for the varying cultures through experiencing the sites, people