The rights and obligations associated with relationships and interactions among persons (including legal persons such as corporations) are largely determined by a variety of fields of law known collectively as private law. This course introduces students to principles of selected fields of private law, and students examine closely substantive principles in the fields of property law, tort law, contract law, family law, remedies, unjust enrichment, and private international law. The overarching principles within each of these subject areas are illuminated using a comparative law approach.

Image: Contract Sealed with Blood (Blood Oath), Bertalan Szekely 1896-97, public domain