BPP_ZAPR Introduction to Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Kateřina Ronovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Martin Štěrba (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Filip Hampl (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Pšenko (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lenka Hráčková
Supplier department: Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Thu 8. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 15. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 22. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 29. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 5. 11. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 12. 11. 16:00–17:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPP_ZAPR/01: Mon 8:00–9:50 VT105, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/02: Mon 10:00–11:50 VT202, J. Šedová
BPP_ZAPR/03: Mon 14:00–15:50 VT105, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/04: Mon 16:00–17:50 VT105, M. Pšenko
BPP_ZAPR/05: Mon 18:00–19:50 VT105, M. Pšenko
BPP_ZAPR/06: Tue 8:00–9:50 VT105, F. Hampl
BPP_ZAPR/07: Tue 10:00–11:50 VT105, F. Hampl
BPP_ZAPR/08: Tue 16:00–17:50 VT105, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/09: Tue 18:00–19:50 VT202, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/10: Mon 12:00–13:50 VT204, J. Šedová
BPP_ZAPR/11: Fri 8:00–9:50 VT206, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/12: Tue 14:00–15:50 VT204, F. Hampl
BPP_ZAPR/13: Wed 12:00–13:50 VT204, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/14: Wed 10:00–11:50 VT105, P. Dvořáková
The subject is related to the knowledge acquired in the preceding studies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to deepen and broaden theoretical and practical knowledge of the basics of law. In this course, students will learn to understand the law as a complex system that sets the legal framework for the functioning of the economic system. This will provide them with the necessary basis for understanding other bachelor's courses.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Describe the current system of law in the Czech Republic and its differences with international law, respectively EU law.
- Explain the basic principles and institutes of law and their use in the application of the law.
- Search for legal information, work with it.
- Identify and understand the different judicial branches.
- Understand the difference between private and public law and the resulting disputes.
  • 1. Introduction to Law. Concept, meaning, division. Basic concepts, institutes. Law and other normative systems. Introduction to Law Search, Legal Information.
  • 2. System and structure of law. Division of Law. National, international law, EU law. Positive and natural law. Public and private law. Material and procedural law. Further breakdowns. Legal industry. Differences. Making Law. Legal entities, addressees of legal norms.
  • 3. Sources of law. Concept, meaning, types. Legal standards. Validity. Efficiency. Concept, meaning, types. The structure of the rule of law. Breakdown of legal norms. Application. Interpretation.
  • 4. Public law. Basic concepts, institutes, principles. System. State power. Public administration. Judicial system. Constitutive and declaratory decisions. Jurisdiction and enforceability. Application of subjective public rights.
  • 5. Private law. Basic concepts, institutes, principles. System. New Civil Code. Recodification of Private Law. Applying private subjective rights.
  • 6. Legal facts, legal action. Meaning, concept, species. Good faith. Care of a proper manager. Limitation, preclusion. Responsibility.
  • 7. Case in the legal sense. Concept, meaning. Rights in rem. Property right. Tenure. Evidence of things. Register of territorial identification, addresses and real estate. Cadastre. Expropriation.
  • 8. Persons in the legal sense of the word. Individuals. Legal entities. State. Administrative bodies. Public administration. People Register. The population register. Register of rights and duties. Public administration portals. Negotiations of persons.
  • 9. Entrepreneurship. The notion, meaning, legal context. Entrepreneurship of natural and legal persons. Business Register, Trade Register. Tax connections. Mergers, acquisitions, etc.
  • 10. Property management. Concept, meaning. Private property. Public property. Forms of asset management (New Civil Code, Business Corporation Act, etc.). Contract Register. Procurement. Legal and other protection.
  • 11. Liquidation, insolvency, execution. Meaning, differences, consequences. Records in registers. Commercial Register, Insolvency Register.
  • 12. Contractual relations. Meaning, concept, species. Establishment, change and termination of obligations. Types of contracts. Purchase contract.
    required literature
  • Foltas, T. Studijní texty „Základy práva“. ESF MU. Portál výuky právních předmětů ESF: Webová adresa: http://pravoesf.econ.muni.cz/. Informace o přístupových právech k webové aplikaci jsou zveřejněny v IS/Studijní materiály předmětu/Učební texty/.
  • RONOVSKÁ, Kateřina, Eva DOBROVOLNÁ and Petr LAVICKÝ. Úvod do soukromého práva - obecná část (Introduction to Private Law). Brno: Česká společnost pro civilní právo procesní, 2017. 88 pp. Řada učebních skript. ISBN 978-80-88248-00-2. info
  • ŠEDOVÁ, Jindřiška, Petra DVOŘÁKOVÁ and Filip HAMPL. Základy práva. Studijní podklad pro seminární výuku (elektronická verze) (Introduction to Law. Study materials for seminars (online version)). 1., elektronické vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2020. 82 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-9634-9. info
    recommended literature
  • SPIRIT, Michal. Základy práva pro neprávníky : po rekodifikaci soukromého práva. 4. aktualizované vydání. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2015. 294 stran. ISBN 9788073805517. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana. Základy práva pro neprávníky. Praha: Linde, 2014. 341 s. ISBN 9788086131993. info
  • JANKŮ, Martin. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. 6., přepracované a doplně. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2016. xxxii, 542. ISBN 9788074006111. info
  • GERLOCH, Aleš. Teorie práva. 7. aktualizované vydání. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2017. 335 stran. ISBN 9788073806521. info
  • KNAPP, Viktor. Teorie práva. 1. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 1995. xvi, 247. ISBN 3406401775. info
Teaching methods
The course is taught in the form of lectures (once in 14 days) and follow-up seminars (once a week). In the lectures are explained essential topics, which are further discussed in seminars. The primary tool is the ASPI legal system, in which students learn to navigate and use it to search for legal information. Part of the seminars is the solution of case studies with the help of the ASPI system, where the students first try to find a solution, then the procedure and result is explained by the teacher.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with a written exam.
To take the final exam, the student is required to complete compulsory attendance (max. 3 absences per semester).
Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorised tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PPZAPR.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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