PPZAPR Introduction to Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2008
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Lukáš Hlouch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Ivan Malý, CSc.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D.
Thu 16:20–17:55 P102, Thu 16:20–17:55 P101
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 main objective of the course is to equip students with the knowledge necessary to understand the basics of positive legal regulation. In the first thematic section students will get familiar with basic terms and notions of the theory of state as the law and public authority warrantor. The second section is devoted to legal theory the knowledge of which is necessary to be able to understand the basics of the legal order and system of law. Students will get acquainted with the nature of law as a social phenomenon and with its functions. They will learn basic concepts of general jurisprudence.
At the end of the course students should:
- be able to work with the sources of law in order to interpret and apply them in concrete cases;
- they will acquire the basic knowledge of the system of legal branches and their links.
  • 1. State and Law (concept and functions of state and the relation between state and law).
  • 2. Structure of the state power (legislature, organization of government, administration and self-administration, judiciary and system of courts)
  • 3. Fundaments of Law (concept of law as a normative system, other systems of social regulation, rule of law, legislature, legal informatics).
  • 4. System and Structure of Law (national and international law including EC law, public and private law, substantive and procedural law, branches of law, legal institutes and their meaning).
  • 5. Sources of Law (formal and material sources of law, norms, principles and general legal principles, hierarchy and collision of legal norms, normative acts, and legal informatics).
  • 6. Legal norm (structure and types of legal norms, peremptory and dispositive norms, scope of jurisdiction).
  • 7. Legal relationship and its elements (subjects, objects and contents of legal relationship, legal rights and duties, origin and termination of legal relationships, protection of rights).
  • 8. Subjects of legal relationships (legal personality and its contents, classification and specifics, representation).
  • 9. Legal matters (concept, origin, characteristic features, defects of legal conduct, invalidity, types of contracts).
  • 10. Legal liability (concept, function and types, liability for culpability and strict liability within individual branches of law, exculpation and liberation).
  • 11. Implementation, application and interpretation of law (forms of implementation of law by means of legal acts and legal conduct, authorities applying law and their practice, process law and its principles, interpretation as part of the application process, methods of interpretation and their collision).
  • 12. Rule of law, democracy, social state (concept, meaning and basic characteristics, essential principles of rule of law, democracy and its forms).
  • 13. Fundamental human rights and liberties (concept and meaning, protection of human rights and liberties and its institutional framework, Constitutional Court and European Court of Human Rights).
  • KUČERA, Radomír. Základy práva (Introduction to Law). 1st ed. Brno: MU, 2002. 89 pp. ISBN 80-210-2940-4. info
  • 3. Distanční forma studia – Distanční studijní opora (DSO):
  • Gerloch, Aleš: Teorie práva, 3. rozšířené vydání, Plzeň 2004, Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, s.r.o. ISBN 80-86473-85-6
  • SPIRIT, Michal. Základy práva pro neprávníky. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2004. 303 s. ISBN 8086898032. info
  • ŠÍMA, Alexander and Milan SUK. Základy práva pro střední a vyšší odborné školy. 5. dopl. a přeprac. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2002. xxiii, 373. ISBN 8071796689. info
  • KLÍMA, Karel. Teorie veřejné moci (vládnutí). Praha: ASPI, 2003. 311 s. ISBN 80-86395-78-2. info
  • KNAPP, Viktor. Teorie práva. 1. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 1995. xvi, 247 s. ISBN 3-406-40177-5. info
  • FILIP, Jan, Jan SVATOŇ and Josef ZIMEK. Základy státovědy. 3. opr. a zkrác.vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 264 pp. (Edice učebnic PrF MU v Brně ; č. 306). ISBN 80-210-3023-2. info
Assessment methods
The course finishes with a written exam. The detailed information is included in the respective interactive syllabus (IS MU).
In the case of a misconduct (e.g. use of forbidden study aids, copying, leaking test instructions to other students), the teacher may interrupt the exam and enter a mark (F, or FF, or FFF) into the IS according to the gravity of the misconduct. The same procedure applies to all the activities contributing to the final course mark (seminar work, essay, test, etc.)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 30 cizích studentů;
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007.
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