Fundamentals of Law

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Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode UCG1SS08
Vaknaam Fundamentals of Law
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Fundamentals of Law
Leerdoelen Students are able to:

1. name and distinguish the different areas and types of law
2. explain the basic rules and key concepts in these different areas of law
3. list and recognize the sources of law
4. understand the basics of the European system for the protection of human rights
5. apply the priority rules regarding the use of sources of law
6. find and interpret legislation, legal doctrinal literature and case law
7. apply the above in the context of the European protection of human rights
8. actively participate in class, lectures and debate.
9. give an appealing and convincing oral presentation concerning a legal topic
10.write a well-structured and well-written essay concerning a legal topic
11.give feedback to peers regarding their presentations
Omschrijving This course focuses on the existence of legal rules in an expanding world, in particular on the concept of international human rights. It introduces students to the workings of a legal system and how to use and analyze legislation, case law and legal literature. Students will explore the main characteristics of various areas of law by using the Dutch legal system as a point of reference. This knowledge will form the basis for reading and analyzing cases from the European Court of Human Rights. In the discussion of these cases students will have to identify and analyze the relevant questions of law, the specific legal problems and the legal arguments used by the parties and the court.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Lecture, Seminar
Toetsvorm Essay, Presentation
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. A.L. Smeulers
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Dutch Law in English, Kluwer, 2013 Antoinette Dop 9013111971 ca. €  25,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 1) - semester II a keuze