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Course syllabus MV1105 - Theory of Law II. (FP - SS 2019/2020)

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Course unit code: MV1105
Course unit title: Theory of Law II.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly / 12 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
workshop1 hour weekly (on-site method)

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Assessment methods:
Oral Exam
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the Theory of Law II 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 II 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 II 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 II : (I) Normativity, (II) Sources of Law, (III) Legal Order, (IV) Legal Norms, (V) Creation of Law, (VI) Interpretation of Law, (VII) Application of Law, (VIII) Legal Relations, (IX) International and European Law, (X) Legal Positivism, (XI) Jusnaturalism, (XII) Repetition
Recommended or required reading:
PROCHÁZKA, R. -- KÁČER, M. Teória práva. 1st ed. Bratislava: C.H. Beck, 2013. 290 p. Právnické učebnice. ISBN 978-80-89603-14-5.

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.
PRUSÁK, J. Teória práva. Bratislava: UK, 1999.
VEČEŘA, M. -- GERLOCH, A. -- SCHLOSSER, H. -- BERAN, K. -- RUDENKO, S. Teória práva. 2. vyd. Bratislava: Bratislavská vysoká škola práva, Poradca podnikateľa, 2008. 344 s. Eurokódex. ISBN 978-80-89363-21-6.
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. -- GERLOCH, A. -- SCHLOSSER, H. -- BERAN, K. Teória práva. 4. vyd. Žilina: Eurokódex, 2011. 352 s. ISBN 978-80-89447-40-4.
VEČEŘA, M. -- HANUŠ, L. -- HAVRÁNEK, J. -- HOUBOVÁ, D. -- POLČÁK, R. -- ŠKOP, M. -- VANĚK, R. Sbírka příkladu z teorie práva. Praha: ASPI, 2005. 388 s. ISBN 80-7357-116-1.
VEČEŘA, M. Pojem práva a přístupy právního pluralismu. 2007. 12 s. ISBN 978-80-8095-024-8.
VEČEŘA, M. Rovnost jako politická a právní kategorie. Notitiae ex Academia Bratislavensi Iurisprudentiae. 2007. č. Č. 1 (2007), s. 4--13. ISSN 1337-6810.

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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)
JUDr. Žaneta Surmajová, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
8. 9. 2020
doc. JUDr. Boris Balog, PhD.

Last modification made by Mgr. Lenka Sekretárová on 09/08/2020.

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