International Commercial Law Studies – Field of study catalogue MU
International Commercial Law Studies
“Beads from Czech Republic to the whole world!”
The objective of the study programme International Commercial Law Studies is to provide a specialized training for business community, mainly outside the provision of legal services, in the area of legal regulation of international trade and enterprise with a foreign element.
The graduate acquires the systematic and comprehensive knowledge about the framework of legal regulation and about the whole spectrum of key legal branches. These starting points enable him/her to present the professional and special knowledge and skills in an intended area of specialization, i.e. in the area of legal regulation of international trade and enterprise.
The combination of the general theoretical-law knowledge framework and the specialized knowledge from the areas of Private Law and Public Law enables him/her a quick adaptation to the fast changing economic and legal conditions in future.
After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:
- recognize the legal problems relating to international trade;
- look up the relevant legal regulation and suggest and assert an appropriate solution;
- defend the employer’s interests or his/her interests as a self-employed person within the application of legal framework;
The graduate of the Bachelor's study programme International Commercial Law Studies finds an opportunity to work particularly in commercially legal practice and in international trade both in smaller companies with absence of a company lawyer with full legal education and in bigger companies, probably under his guidance. Assistance work in law offices is also foreseeable and business-oriented counselling.
The study programme International Commercial Law Studies can essentially help to sole traders, self-employed persons and small entrepreneurs and managers with various other higher education qualifications or without them who are particularly or also engaged in international trade.
The standard duration of studies in the Bachelor's study programme Legal Specialization, the discipline International Commercial Law Studies is three years. For succesful graduation it is necessary to obtain a total of 180 credits while maintaining the prescribed structure of the required and selective courses, passing the examinations, credit tests and colloquiums set by the study plan.
The student is obliged to complete sucessfully the selective courses in total value of 12 credits during the studies. The selective courses are announced in autumm and spring semesters of a given academic year. Besides the selective courses from offer of the study plan of his/her study programme, the student is entitled to enroll the courses from study plans of other Bachelor's study programmes realized at Masaryk University as his/her selective courses. For fulfilment of required completion of selective courses (including the total credit value for selective courses) only the courses provably relating to a graduate's profile of a given study shall be credited. Upon a written request of the student the Vice dean decides on recognition of the course completed at other faculty of Masaryk University up to the minimum number of completed selective courses. The recognition is also conditioned by the fact that the course has not been completed as a required course within the scope of the previous or parallel studies. During the course of their studies the students should follow the Study catalogue" for their year of imatriculation. They can access the "Study catalogues" through the faculty website.
The study plan on the whole aims to create a systematic general survey on Czech, European and international legal regulation and to provide the deep knowledge particularly from the disciplines of Private Law, i.e. Law of International Trade, Commercial Law, Civil Law, International Private Law, Labour Law as well as from Public Law to the extent associated with enterprise - Financial Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law etc.
The final state examination consists of two parts - the defence of the Bachelor's thesis and oral examination consisting of three courses. The objective of the examination is to verify if the student (graduate) is able to conduct a discussion in the chosen area of legal specialization.The objective of the oral examination is not to repeat the examinations in individual courses, but to demonstrate a general overview of basic terms and results of individual disciplines and links between them.
The oral examination consists of two required courses (Private and Procedural International Law; the European Union and external economic relations) and of one selective course. As a selective course the student is obliged to choose one course from these: Commercial Law, International Economic Law, Civil Law.
One part of the final state examination is also the defence of the Bachelor's thesis.
By drawing up the Bachelor's thesis the student demonstrates orientation in the area given by the theme and the ability to formulate independently a professional text under the supervision of a person conducting the Bachelor's thesis. Insight into the theme, orientation in it and ability to demonstrate the knowledge of the given thesis are evaluated within the defence.
The graduate of the Bachelor's studies may continue in second degree of higher education studies (follow-up Master's degree programme) at any establishment of higher education in compliance with the stated conditions for admission procedure.
It is possible to assume that various study programmes focusing on economy shall be accesible in form and in fact.
Nevertheless, it needs to be stressed to applicants that the study has no access to undivided five-year Master's degree programme, the programme Law and Legal Science at the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University, even a transfer or a follow-up study are not possible. The study programmes Law and Legal Science at other Czech Faculties of Law are similarly limitative.