SPP104 Principles of Law

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2014
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Iva Kernová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 15:15–16:45 P21, Tue 15:15–16:45 P21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 4 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/4, only registered: 0/4
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The contents of the course are selected chapters from the public and private law. Interpretation of public law allows students to obtain information enabling them not only basic orientation in the legal system and the most important legislation, but also gain the ability to apply such knowledge in their future work. The course contents is focused mainly on Constitutional, Administrative and Criminal Law. The graduates of the course should know the basic principles and practice in administrative and criminal proceedings and be able to effectively implement the legitimate demands of their clients. They should also know the legal consequences associated with the violation of law. Interpretation of private law is focused on the right to Civil, Family and Labour Law. Teaching Civil Law leading to the basic rules of legal relations between citizens and legal entities so that the students are able to understand basic relations of property, property contracts, the issues of liability for damage claims, including the administration of proposals and actions. In the area of Family law the aim is to explain the basic provisions of the Family Code and related legislation so that the students gain not only theoretical knowledge, but are also able to use it in practice. The aim of Labor law section is theoretical and practical orientation in the field of labor relations so that the students are able to protect not only their own the interests, but also those of their clients.
  • 1. Basic Concepts of Justice: The concept of law, functions of law, legality, legal knowledge, sources of law, public and private law, legal standards, the types of legal norms, interpretations of laws, different areas of law, legal relationships, legal negotiations, the infringement acts, barring and the preclusion, application of the law 2. Constitutional Law: The concept, sources, characteristics and content of the Constitution, the Constitution of the Czech Republic: basic provisions, legislative power, executive power, judicial power, the Supreme Audit Office, Czech National Bank, Charter of fundamental rights and freedoms: cathegories of freedom 3. Administrative Law: The concept, object sources, municipalities, public authorities and municipalities, public administration, government, regions, administrative proceedings, complaints, notifications and incentives offences, the management of the offences, Czech system of governance 4. Judiciary, public prosecutors' offices, advocacy, notary's office 5. Civil Law: The bodies of representation, contracts, property ownership, rights in rem to things foreign, obligations, commitment acts, illegal acts commitments, liability 6. Heirship: Assumptions of succession, inheritance of property, features, the basic principles of inheritance law, successions, the management of heritage 7. Civil Proceedings: The concept, parties and persons involved in the proceedings, the initiation of proceedings, the course of proceedings, evidence, the decision costs, remedies, enforcement. 8. Family Law: The concept, sources, marriage, parents and children, the determination and denial of family, community participation in the exercise of rights and duties of parents, alternative education: adoption, foster care, the delegation of the child to education than any other citizen, parent, a constitutional education, maintenance obligations: concept species 9. Labour Law: The concept, bodies, sources, employment, working hours, rest periods, health and safety at work, pay, special working conditions, an agreement on work performed outside employment, damages, trade unions, collective bargaining 10. Criminal Law: The concept, functions, the basic principles of criminal law, the foundations of criminal liability, elements and characteristics of an offence, legal consequences of criminal liability, special parts of criminal law, criminal procedure, the bodies of criminal proceedings, the conduct of criminal proceedings
    required literature
  • ŠÍMA, Alexander and Milan SUK. Základy práva pro střední a vyšší odborné školy. 10., dopl. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2010. xviii, 398. ISBN 9788074003271. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, study of legal norms, discussion, practising by the means of solving concrete examples from practice, work in small study groups, homework.
Assessment methods
an exam (test , open and multiple-choice questions)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013.
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