BPP_ZAPR Introduction to Law

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
JUDr. Lukáš Hlouch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Petra Dvořáková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Simona Eichlerová, Ph.D., LL.M. (seminar tutor)
JUDr. Jindřiška Šedová, CSc. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Martin Štěrba (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
JUDr. Tomáš Foltas, Ph.D.
Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Lenka Hráčková
Supplier department: Department of Law - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Thu 20. 9. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 4. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 11. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 18. 10. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 29. 11. 16:00–17:50 P101, Thu 13. 12. 16:00–17:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPP_ZAPR/01: each even Thursday 18:00–19:50 VT202, S. Eichlerová
BPP_ZAPR/02: each odd Thursday 18:00–19:50 VT202, S. Eichlerová
BPP_ZAPR/03: each even Friday 8:00–9:50 VT202, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/04: each odd Friday 8:00–9:50 VT202, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/05: each even Friday 10:00–11:50 VT202, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/06: each odd Friday 10:00–11:50 VT202, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/07: each even Friday 12:00–13:50 VT204, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/08: each odd Friday 12:00–13:50 VT204, P. Dvořáková
BPP_ZAPR/09: each even Friday 14:00–15:50 VT204, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/10: each odd Friday 14:00–15:50 VT204, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/11: each even Friday 16:00–17:50 VT202, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/12: each odd Friday 16:00–17:50 VT202, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/13: each even Friday 18:00–19:50 VT202, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/14: each odd Friday 18:00–19:50 VT202, J. Šedová, M. Štěrba
BPP_ZAPR/15: each odd Thursday 16:00–17:50 VT202, S. Eichlerová
The subject is related to the knowledge acquired in the preceding courses.
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.
Learning outcomes
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.
  • A) Introduction to Law. Basic concepts and Institutes. Study materials. Course of study. Lectures, tutorials etc.
  • B) Basics of law. State and Law. Division of state power. Basic concepts and Institutes. Rule of Law. Democracy..
  • C) Law as a Normative System. System and Structure of Law. Sources of Law. Legal norm. Formation of Law. Interpretation and Adjudication. Jurisprudence.
  • D) Introduction to Public Law. Constitutional law. Criminal Law. Administrative law. Financial law. Environmental Law. Another branch of public law. P> E) Judicial system. Criminal justice. Civil Justice. Administrative justice. Constitutional justice. European Court of Human Rights.
  • F) Introduction to private law. Recodification of private law. New Civil Code. General Issues. Contents and Systematics. Basic Principles. Subjects. Legal Fact. Legal Actions. Legal Events. Prescription and Limitation. Obligations.
    required literature
  • Foltas, T. Studijní texty „Základy práva“. ESF MU. Portál výuky právních předmětů ESF: Webová adresa: http://pravoesf.econ.muni.cz/. Informace o přístupových právech k webové aplikaci jsou zveřejněny v IS/Studijní materiály předmětu/Učební texty/.
    recommended literature
  • SPIRIT, Michal. Základy práva pro neprávníky : po rekodifikaci soukromého práva. 4. aktualizované vydání. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2015. 294 stran. ISBN 9788073805517. info
  • JANKŮ, Martin. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. 5., přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2013. xxvi, 535. ISBN 9788074004940. info
  • HORÁKOVÁ, Jana. Základy práva pro neprávníky. Praha: Linde, 2014. 341 s. ISBN 9788086131993. info
  • GERLOCH, Aleš. Teorie práva. 4. upr. vyd. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2007. 343 s. ISBN 9788073800239. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, lectures, readings, person-to-person tuition, homeworks, partial written proofs, data mining.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with written proofs and written exam. Students are eligible to take the exam provided that they fulfill given conditions: 1. they actively participates at 4 lectures; 2. they successfully pass test (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60% of answers are correct). Detailed information will be available in Instructions to study (see Study materials). Any copying, recording or leaking tests, use of unauthorized tools, aids and communication devices, or other disruptions of objectivity of exams (credit tests) will be considered non-compliance with the conditions for course completion as well as a severe violation of the study rules. Consequently, the teacher will finish the exam (credit test) by awarding grade "F" in the Information System, and the Dean will initiate disciplinary proceedings that may result in study termination. The mentioned procedure relates to all the activities that are included in the final evaluation of the course (seminar work, essays, tests etc.).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PPZAPR.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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