PrF:SOC015 Czech Legal Culture - Course Information

SOC015 Czech Legal Culture

Faculty of Law
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. JUDr. Mgr. Martin Škop, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Matěj Myška, Ph.D. (assistant)
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D.
Institute of Law and Technology - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Legal Theory - Faculty of Law
Tue 12:00–13:40 040
There are no special requirements or prerequisites. The course is suitable also for students of non-legal disciplines.
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 6/20, only registered: 0/20
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to provide for a systematic introduction to the Czech legal system.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students should be able to: - understand the historical, political and social foundations of the Czech Law
- to understand and analyze the structure and system of the Czech Law
- to understand and analyze the structure of the Czech Judiciary
- to understand and analyze the structure of Czech legal professions
- to critically compare Czech legal system with their European and Common-law counterparts
  • 1. Introduction to the Czech legal culture
  • 2. History and organization of the Czech Republic
  • 3. Czech system of law
  • 4. Czech constitutional order
  • 5. Czech sources of law and relations to international law
  • 6. System of Czech courts
  • 7. Excursion to the Constitutional Court
  • 8. Excursion to the Supreme Administrative Court
  • 9. Contemporary issues in the Czech judiciary
  • 10. Contemporary issues in Czech legal philosophy
  • 11. Media and the Czech law
  • 12. Czech law in evolving society (arts, politics)
  • veškerá studijní literatura bude studentům poskytnuta prostřednictvím interaktivní osnovy / all readings will be provided within the interactive syllabus
Teaching methods
Interactive seminars - at the the beginning of each seminar, students present their short comparative reports. The outcomes of these reports are then confronted with explanation and analysis of the Czech legal system.
Assessment methods
Credits are awarded upon elaborating of 6 comparative reports (together 40 %) and a written exam (2 short essays, each 30 %).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Autumn 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018.
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