BJ303Zk Family Law for Senior Officers of Justice

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
8/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Martin Kornel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. JUDr. Zdeňka Králíčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petra Kotková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. Zdeňka Králíčková, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Law - Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Alice Dvořáková
Supplier department: Department of Civil Law - Faculty of Law
Fri 13. 11. 14:00–15:40 124, 16:00–17:40 124, Fri 8. 1. 16:00–17:40 257, 18:00–19:40 257
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! OBOR ( PR ) && ! OBOR ( PR01 ) && ! PROGRAM ( N - VS )
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 aim of the courses is obtaining both the knowledge and active skills from family law as a basic branch of private law. At the end of the course the students will be able to search, study, analyze and comment the case law of the Constitutional court and the European court of Human Rights. The students will be be able to understand and explain human rights dimension of family law and its importance for a human being as a child, parent, husband, substitute parent etc. Students will study and work with foreign legal orders to understand the process of convergence and divergence of family laws in Europe, their roots. The student will get known the "common core" and create "better law". The students will understand development and perspectives. Only good understanding can be followed by good application. The students will be able to make reasoned decision about all the family law cases. The students will study, analyze, interprete and solve - beside other activities - both real cases and model cases. They will discuss and argue all the family law topics.
  • Family law: purpose, aim and place in system of laws. Conclusion of marriage. Putative and voidable marriage. Rights and duties of spouses. Divorce. Cohabitation: rights and duties of cohabitees. Registered partnership: conclusion, rights and duties of partners, cancellation of partnership. Parentage. Challenging. Parental responsibility. Maintenance. Substitute care: foster care, adoption. Guardianship. Custodianship. The rights of the child. Legal protection of children. Re-codification of family law.
    required literature
  • HRUŠÁKOVÁ, Milana, Zdeňka KRÁLÍČKOVÁ, Lenka WESTPHALOVÁ and Radovan DÁVID. Rodinné právo. 2. vydání. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2017. xl, 355. ISBN 9788074006449. info
    recommended literature
  • Občanský zákoník : komentář. Edited by Milana Hrušáková - Zdeňka Králíčková - Lenka Westphalová - Zd. 1. vyd. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2014. xxxi, 1349. ISBN 9788074005039. info
    not specified
  • KRÁLÍČKOVÁ, Zdeňka. Praktikum rodinného práva (Family Law Case Book). 1. vyd. Praha: Leges, 2018. Student. ISBN 978-80-7502-280-6. info
Teaching methods
The course Family law is based mainly on lectures. They give students the basic information of family law and its institutions. The Power-Point presentations are available on the information system and el-portal of the Masaryk University. The text book Czech family law was written to give the student the opportunity to study at home and prepare well for practical seminars. Practical seminars (workshops) are inter-active. They are based on syllabuses: part one is more theoretical (topics for discussion) and part two is more practical (cases). One time a term the students solve the real case based on petition, courts recording, decision, opinion of expert-witness etc.). Everything is available on information system. The students work on active skills (drills), good written and oral self-presentation. They participate at class discussion. Students understands better the problematic, remember the key institutions and use them i practical life.
Assessment methods
The course is based on lectures. The key condition for obtaining the credits is active participation on presentations and class discussion on practical cases, model cases and case studies based on decisions of the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights, including the dissent opinions. The home individual study of law, cases, literature and PowerPoint presentations is - beside the attendance at lectures - precondition. Students have to present home written preparation during workshops. They have to defend the results. The lectures are focused on theoretic and systematical introduction into the problematic and on the key case law. The exam is oral. It is based on case study and 2 theoretic questions. The teacher gives value to each part of the exam. When one part is wrong, the mark is failed. The methods serve for obtaining information whether the students got both the information on family law and practical skills.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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