CM417Z History of Legal Thought - Seminar

Faculty of Law
Spring 2014
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
JUDr. Lukáš Hlouch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Tomáš Sobek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Filip Kyjovský (assistant)
Mgr. Adam Lesák (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D.
Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Hana Jelínková
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CM417Z/01: Mon 3. 3. to Fri 23. 5. each even Thursday 16:40–18:10 209, M. Škop
CM417Z/02: Mon 3. 3. to Fri 23. 5. each even Thursday 18:15–19:45 160, T. Sobek
CM417Z/03: No timetable has been entered into IS. M. Škop
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( CM417Zk History of Legal Thought )
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 50 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/50, only registered: 0/50
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • Law (programme PrF, M-PPV)
Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to: use fundamental means of legal methodology; understand fundamental theoretical approaches; argument by use of legal conceptions; solve hard cases; make reasoned decisions at meta-legal level.
  • 1. The presence of natural law (morality) in application praxis. 2. Rules, principles. 3. The priciple of proportionality in application process; wilfulness in court decision-making process. 4. Meaning of the truth in law. 5. Legal language and legal interpretation; argumentation in law. 6. The problems of justice in decision-making process.
    required literature
  • HOLLÄNDER, Pavel. Filosofie práva. 2. rozš. vyd. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2012. 421 s. ISBN 9788073803667. info
  • HOLLÄNDER, Pavel. Ústavněprávní argumentace :ohlédnutí po deseti letech Ústavního soudu. Praha: Linde, 2003. 103 s. ISBN 80-86131-37-8. info
  • WEINBERGER, Ota. Norma a instituce : (úvod do teorie práva). Translated by Pavel Hungr. Vyd. 1,. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 217 s. ISBN 8021011238. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussions, analysis of selected court decisions a documents
Assessment methods
seminar work verifying the ability of student to use fundamental conceptions and institutions
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013.
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