Introduction to Law - Part I

ldroi1001a  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Law - Part I
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
7 credits
60.0 h
Main themes
The following elements must be analysed: - the concept of the judicial system (the constituent elements : the rule of law, the grouping of judicial rules, and the structuring of the system through the general principles of the law); - the sources of internal law. Complete examination of mandatory sources: common law in the broad sense, collective employment agreements, and the private judicial act. Examination of prudential sources: doctrine and jurisprudence - the sources of general international law, European Council law and European Union law; - the articulations and relations between the sources of internal law as well as between those and the sources of international law; - the methods of law (techniques relating to the concepts, evidence, sanctions, interpretation and command of time); - the general theory on the private judicial act (the classifications and analysis of the principles that control it: autonomy of the will, consensual approach, convention law and relativity of the acts); - introduction to judicial organisation The course consists of lectures completed, where necessary, by other teaching methods. The syllabus should be available to the students at the beginning of the term.
The course is taught the classical way, by means of lectures, at the rate of two two-hour courses per week during the 1st term. The students are required to play an active part in their education: they will be regularly asked to obtain, particularly by electronic means, information on specific political and judicial issues which are topical and relate to the course.
Les étudiants doivent utiliser un Code à l'examen. Bruylant édite un Code ad hoc (non imposé mais recommandé aux étudiants, qui peuvent en utiliser un autre, tel le Code Economie publié par la Charte).
Les étudiants peuvent se constituer leur propre farde de documentation.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Law