Course syllabus PR1 - General Law I (ŠAVŠ - WS 2019/2020)

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Course title: General Law I
Semester: WS 2019/2020
Course supervisor: doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D.
Supervising department: Department of Law and Economics (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration: not Bachelor state examination
Time allowance: full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 0/12 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Type of study: usual
Form of teaching: lecture
Mode of completion and credits: Classified fulfillment of requirements (4 credits)
Course objective:
The aim of the course is to introduce students to basic legal fields, selected mainly with regard to the final profile of the student. Therefore, students will first be introduced to the basic legal institutes(law, rule of law, the legal reality, legal proceedings, a legal relationship, people, etc.) and the legal mechanisms (breakdown of power in the state - the reason impacts, brakes). Then they will be presented to selected areas of a number of disciplines, focusing on constitutional law and the legal regulation of private relationships. Because of the changes through which the Czech legal system currently goes (in particular the adoption of the new Civil Code), all issues will presented by the prospect of this new legal regulation. The course prepares students for more detailed information on the selected legal concepts in the course Fundamentals of Law II.
 
Course methods: The course is taught through lectures. For the list of individual topics see "Course content". Taking into account the extent of the topics the self-study by e-information available to students through the Information system and compulsory literature is essential and neccessary.
 
Course content:
1.Normative systems ; Concept of Law ; Historical developments ; Common law vs Civil Law tradition (allowance 3/0)
2.Public and private law, Sources of law ; Interpretation of law (allowance 3/0)
3.Legal norms - legal effect,collection of laws; legal information systems
Legislative process; Classification of legal norms
(allowance 3/0)
4.State power - Courts, Legislation; Executive power (allowance 3/0)
5.Constitution - division of powers,brakes and balances (allowance 3/0)
6.Legal relationships - subject, object, content
Natural and legal person - legal capacity
(allowance 3/0)
7.Objects of legal obligations, Absolute property rights vs Relative rights ; Contracts & Torts (allowance 3/0)
8.Absolute property rights (allowance 3/0)
9.Ownership, co-ownership ;matrimonial property (allowance 3/0)
10.Protection of personality (allowance 3/0)
11.Legal liability - concept,types ; Liability of state (allowance 3/0)
12.Strict liability in civil and business matters ; Business aspects of criminal liability (allowance 3/0)
 
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
 
-Define and explain the basic concepts and principles of law as the main system of social regulation
-Define and explain the basic concepts and principles of law making and application in a democratic state
-Explain and demonstrate on practical examples the basic concepts and principles of private law especially in reference to persons and things

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures36 h12 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h8 h
Self-study
     Course reading and ongoing preparation38 h22 h
     Ongoing evaluation20 h40 h
     Preparation for final test18 h40 h
Total112 h122 h
 
Assessment methods:
Requirement typeDaily attendanceCombined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation0 %10 %
Mid-term test(s)40 %30 %
Final test60 %60 %
Total100 %100 %
 
Course completion:
1) test (15- 20 min.) on 9th lecture (lectures 1 - 8, LOs 1,2) Two or three open questions. This test represents 40% of the complex evaluation.

2) final test in the exam period covering all topics of the course (LOs 1,2,3). Final test represents 60% weight in the complex evaluation.

Conditions for combined/distance students:

1) students shall attend classes (10% of the complex evaluation). Mid-term written test at the second tutorial (LOs 1,2) with 40 % weight in the complex evaluation. Final written test at the special third meeting of the course covering topics of the whole semmester (LOs 1,2,3). One or two open question and short case to solve. It represents 60% weight in the complex evaluation.

2) written paper, max. 1.300 words. It represents 35% of the complex evaluation.
 
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Learning support for this course, materials recommended by the teacher and placed on Documentation server of IS ŠAVŠ, recommended textbook for the course, ppt presentations from both tutorials provided by lecturers. E-mail communication with the teacher between tutorials.

Basic literature:

MacGregor Pelikánová, R. Introduction to Law for Business. Key Publishing 2012.

* Constitution of the Czech Republic, Act N 1/1993. Free download from: https://www.usoud.cz/fileadmin/user_upload/Tiskova_mluvci/Ustava_EN_ve_zneni_zak_c._98-2013.pdf

* Act N 89/2012 Coll. (Czech) Civil Code. Free download from: http://obcanskyzakonik.justice.cz/images/pdf/Civil-Code.pdf

* Sells, W.L. et al. Intro to Civil Law Legal Systems. INPROL 2009. Free download from: https://www.fjc.gov/sites/default/files/2015/Introduction%20to%20Civil%20Law%20Legal%20Systems.pdf
Recommended literature:

* Chromá, M. New Introduction to Legal English. Karolinum 2012.


 
Reading list:
Basic:
Language of instruction: Czech
SPIRIT, M. -- A KOLEKTIV. Základy práva pro neprávníky po rekodifikaci soukromého práva. 4th ed. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o., 2015. ISBN 978-80-7380-551-7.
JANKŮ, M. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. 6th ed. C.H. Beck, 2016. 542 p. Beckovy mezioborové učebnice. ISBN 978-80-7400-611-1.
ELIÁŠ, K. -- A KOLEKTIV. Občanské právo pro každého.: Pohledem tvůrců nového občanského zákoníku. 1st ed. Praha: Wolters Kluwer Česká republika, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7478-013-4.
Language of instruction: English
CHROMÁ, M. New Introduction to Legal English.: Volume I. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-1950-7.
CHROMÁ, M. New Introduction to Legal English.: Volume II. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-2007-7.
CZECH, P. Act N 89/2012 Coll. (Czech) Civil Code.  [online]. 2012. URL: http://obcanskyzakonik.justice.cz/images/pdf/Civil-Code.pdf.
SELLS, W. Intro to Civil Law Legal Systems. INPROL 2009.  [online]. 2009. URL:  https://www.fjc.gov/sites/default/files/2015/Introduction%20to%20Civil%20Law%20Legal%20Systems.pdf.
KOLEKTIV. A Brief Introduction to Czech Commercial Law. 1st ed. München: Verlag Dr. Hut, 2010. ISBN 978-3-86853-604-1.
WEBER, K. Basic Law and the Legal Environment of Business: (Základní zákon a právnické prostředí v obchodě). Richard D. Irwin, INC., 1995. 606 p.

Recommended:
http://obcanskyzakonik.justice.cz/
http://obcanskyzakonik.justice.cz/infocentrum/informacni-brozury/
http://obcanskyzakonik.justice.cz/texty-zakonu/
Usnesení 2/1993 Sb., o vyhlášení Listiny základních práv a svobod
Ústavní zákon 1/1993 Sb., Ústava České republiky
zák. č. 89/2012 Sb., občanský zákoník
zák. č. 90/2012 Sb., o obchodních korporacích
Language of instruction: Czech
CHROMÁ, M. Anglicko-český právnický slovník. LEDA, 1995. 341 p.
Language of instruction: English
MARTIN, E A. A Dictionary of Law. 6th ed. New York: Oxford, 2006. 590 p. ISBN 978-0-19-280698-7.
LAW, J. -- MARTIN, E A. A Dictionary of Law. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-955124-8.
DAVIES, A. EU Labour Law. Cheltenham Glos , UK: Edward Elgar, 2013. 271 p. ISBN 978-1-84844-998-5.
SIMON, T. Law Philosophy.: An Introduction with Readings. 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 2001. 522 p. ISBN 0-07-027587-4.

Study plans:
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMCZ Economics and Management, part-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-EMEN Economics and Management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-PM Průmyslový management, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
B-PEMI Podniková ekonomika a manažerská informatika, full-time form, initial academic year WS 2019/2020
 
Run in the period of: SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017   (and older)
Course tutor: JUDr. Ing. Aleš Borkovec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
JUDr. Petr Frischmann, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Hálek (examiner, instructor)
doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D. (supervisor)
JUDr. Jiří Valdhans, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Teaching language: Czech, English
Room: Mladá Boleslav, Praha


Last modification made by Mgr. Luděk Švejdar on 05/10/2019.

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