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Course syllabus MV1101 - Theory of Law I. (FP - WS 2019/2020)


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University: Pan-european University
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Course unit code: MV1101
Course unit title: Theory of Law I.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 12 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
workshop1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 4
Recommended semester/trimester: bachelor, 1st
 
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assessment methods:
Oral exam (Essay + relevant questions:Individual, Society and State (Liberty, Equality, Justice, Power), Theories of the Origin of the State (Traditional Theories, Force Theories, Social Contract Theories, Constitution), State and its Essential Features (Definitions, Population, Territory, Government, Sovereignty, Legality, Legitimity, Effectiveness), Form of State, (Form of Governmental Organisation, System of Government, Political Regime), Rule of Law (Definitions, Principles, Formal/Material Dimension, Rule of Law and Democracy), Democracy (Meaning, Historical and Value Oriented Definitions, Direct and Representative Democracy, Elections and Electoral Systems), Division of Powers (Principles, Vertical/Horizontal Division of Powers, Position of Judiciary and Prosecution, Division of Powers and Slovak Constitution), System of Public Authorities (Public Power, State Power, Government Management, Self-Government, State Service, Public Authorities and Slovak Constitution), Legislative and Executive Power (Differences, Relationships, Powers, Position in Division of Powers System), Judiciary and Prosecution (Powers, Position in Division of Powers System, General Judiciary and Constitutional Court, Organizational structure of Prosecution))
 
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the Theory of Law I is for students to develop their conceptual understanding of law, of its role in society and of its relationship to morality and politics. Students who successfully complete the Theory of Law I will be able to demonstrate (i) foundational knowledge and understanding of basic theoretical questions and issues discussed in the course, (ii) the ability to explicate and evaluate relevant theories and perspectives, (iii) the ability to read and comprehend theoretical texts and concepts, (iv) reasoned and justified arguments about theoretical issues and questions.

Theory of Law I enables students to develop their thinking about theoretical questions and assists students to develop skills in critical thinking, reasoning and argument via practising (i) reading and analysis of legal theory texts, (ii) critical thinking, (iii) discussions, (iv) the ability to work as a member of a small group and (v) the ability to communicate opinions to the audience.
 
Course contents:
The topics to be studied in Theory of Law I : (i) Individual, Society and State (Liberty, Equality, Justice, Power), (ii) Theories of the Origin of the State (Traditional Theories, Force Theories, Social Contract Theories, Constitution), (iii) State and its Essential Features (Definitions, Population, Territory, Government, Sovereignty, Legality, Legitimity, Effectiveness), (iv) Form of State, (Form of Governmental Organisation, System of Government, Political Regime), (v) Rule of Law (Definitions, Principles, Formal/Material Dimension, Rule of Law and Democracy), (vi) Democracy (Meaning, Historical and Value Oriented Definitions, Direct and Representative Democracy, Elections and Electoral Systems), (vii) Division of Powers (Principles, Vertical/Horizontal Division of Powers, Position of Judiciary and Prosecution, Division of Powers and Slovak Constitution), (viii) System of Public Authorities (Public Power, State Power, Government Management, Self-Government, State Service, Public Authorities and Slovak Constitution), (ix) Legislative and Executive Power (Differences, Relationships, Powers, Position in Division of Powers System), (x) Judiciary and Prosecution (Powers, Position in Division of Powers System, General Judiciary and Constitutional Court, Organizational structure of Prosecution), (xi) Essays, (xii) Repetition.
 
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
KÁČER, M. -- PROCHÁZKA, R. Teória práva. Bratislava: C. H. Beck, 2013. 294 p. ISBN 978-80-89603-14-5.

Recommended:
KNAPP, V. Teorie práva. 1. vyd. Praha: C. H. Beck, 1995. 247 s. ISBN 80-7179-028-1.
KNAPP, V. Tvorba práva a její současné problémy. 1. vyd. Praha: LINDE, 1998. 462 s. ISBN 80-7201-140-5.
OTTOVÁ, E. Teória práva. -: HEURÉKA, 2006.
PRUSÁK, J. Teória práva. Bratislava: UK, 1999.
VEČEŘA, M. -- GERLOCH, A. -- SCHLOSSER, H. -- BERAN, K. -- RUDENKO, S. Teória práva. 3. vyd. Bratislava: Eurokódex, 2009. 344 s. ISBN 978-80-89447-04-6.
VEČEŘA, M. Teória práva. 4. vyd. Žilina: [Vydané v spolupráci s] Paneurópska vysoká škola, 2011. 352 s. ISBN 978-80-89447-40-4.

 
Language of instruction: Slovak
 
Notes:
 
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 21

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. JUDr. Boris Balog, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
JUDr. Mgr. Daniel Krošlák, PhD., LL.M (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification: 11. 11. 2019
Supervisor: doc. JUDr. Boris Balog, PhD.


Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 11/11/2019.

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