COMPARATIVE RELIGION AND THE LAW
(LAWH-4038) - 4 UNITS
This course, through readings and class discussion, documentaries and guest speakers, introduces students to the legal thought of the three Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Following introductory sessions on the history and tradition of each religion, the course will examine and compare the sources and structure of each religion and its basic precepts. Selected topics will be examined in-depth, such as the "personal status" laws of marriage, divorce, inheritance; the relationship of the church/synagogue/mosque to the state; and the approach of each religion to the role of armed conflict and the "other." Interested students should contact Prof. Rajika Shah at firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to enroll. Please note that this course will be held on the LMU Westchester campus.