Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode RGPAR510AD
Vaknaam Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (block 1)
ECTS 10
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
• name and distinguish the different areas and types of law;
• explain the basic rules and key concepts in these different areas of law;
• list and recognize the sources of law;
• apply the priority rules regarding the use of sources of law;
• distinguish and employ legal methods of interpretation;
• find and interpret legislation, case law, legal doctrinal literature and parliamentary documents;
• answer questions of law in a given legal case;
• give a presentation concerning a legal topic and give feedback to peers regarding their presentations.
Omschrijving The course Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example (LLS) provides insight into the workings of a legal system by using the Dutch system as a point of reference. The LLS program explains general issues such as the nature of law, sources of law and the separation of powers. Furthermore, the course familiarizes students with the existence and main characteristics of various areas of law in order to provide them with the basic knowledge that is expected of them in subsequent courses. Constitutional law, Administrative Law, Criminal law, International and European law and Private law will be introduced. Within these fields of law, both substantive as well as procedural law will be discussed. In addition, LLS will help students acquire the skills necessary to analyze questions of law and legal problems, such as reading legislation, analyzing case law, solving cases and searching for source materials (among other things law reports and literature). Attention will also be given to presentation skills and in giving and receiving feedback.

It is imperative for students to arrive on time in the Netherlands if they have to travel from abroad. Only then can they familiarize themselves with the city, our faculty and our enrollment and e-learning systems. In the first week of this course we expect students to have the necessary literature and readers available so that you can prepare for the lecture (study the literature) and prepare for the working groups/tutorials (answer the questions for the Law part as well as the questions for the Legal Skills part). This course is generally considered as a difficult course since students have to adjust in many ways while finding out which study method suits them best. Moreover, LLS is a 10 ECTS course with only 7 weeks. It is almost impossible to catch up on the material and assignments if students should arrive late in the Netherlands since they would either be ill-prepared or miss the first week(s) all together.

For this course students must pass the Law part as well as the Legal Skills part on the exam.
Uren per week 8
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkgroep
(7 2-hour lectures and 7 6-hours working groups.)
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), schriftelijk (essayvragen) (digitaal)
(Bonus point(s) for homework assignments.)
Vaksoort p-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator L.M. Bruijn, LLM.
Docent(en) mr. drs. H. Jellema ,dr. mr. H.H. Runia ,mr. N.U. Smit ,mr. P.A.J. van den Berg ,mr. R.C. Wind
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Additional literature Online via Nestor available
Legal research: One hundred questions and answers, Den Haag: Boom 2021. (Expected 21 July 2021) M. Vols 9789462362246
Reader with legislation (1/2) Order at Readershop: https://www.uorder.nl/
Reader with legislation (2/2) - Dutch Civil Code Order at Readershop: https://www.uorder.nl/
Reader with literature Order at Readershop: https://www.uorder.nl/
Reader with questions Online via Nestor available
Entreevoorwaarden
  • This course is only accessible for students who are registered for the Bachelor's degree 'International and European Law' or pre-master programme students provided that the course is part of the pre-master programme. UCG-students following the track leading to access to the English-taught LLM programmes can also be granted access to this course.
  • This course is not open to exchange students.
Opmerkingen
  • This part does not have a separate study load. The 10 ECTS for the module 'Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example' will be awarded as soon as both parts of the module (Law and Legal Skills: the Dutch example and Law and Legal Skills - ITL) have been passed.
  • During the first year of registration, regular first year students will have the opportunity, under certain conditions, to sit an additional prolonged oral resit exam in the same examination period as in which the (written)resit of that course takes place. For conditions and procedure, please check the Study and Information Guide for international students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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Pre-LLM International and European Law: track European Law in a Global Context  ( Pre-LLM European Law in a Global Context ) 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track European Law in a Global Context  (For Intern. Relations or Pol Science Students, variant 2 starting in semester 1) 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track Global Criminal Law 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track International Commercial Law 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track International Human Rights Law  (Variant 2: for International Relations and/or Political Science students) 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track International Human Rights Law  (Pre-LLM International Human Rights Law) 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track Public International Law  (Variant 2: for International Relations and/or Political Science students) 1 semester I a compulsory
Pre-LLM International and European Law: track Public International Law  (Pre-LLM Public International Law) 1 semester I a compulsory