Introduction to law

Course Code :1000PSWINR
Study domain:Law
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Ria Janvier

3. Course contents *

The aim of the course “Introduction to the law” is to familiarize the student with law as a mean to organize the society. This course mainly focuses on private law and social law (as a mixed branch of law). Further, this course provides a limited introduction into criminal law and fiscal law.

In a first step, students become familiar with law as a subject in everyday life (using a number of specific examples that show that even students themselves are exposed to law issues on a daily basis).

Second, students are introduced into a number of basic principles in law and are given answers to questions such as ‘What is law and for what is it used?’, ‘Which are the sources of law?’ ‘What is a judges function?’, and ‘What are the different branches of law?’.

The main issue is to offer the students a broad insight in several branches and their fundamentals.