Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Introduction of Law

Introduction of Law
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11221
2
Second semester
op
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish,
If the student is enrolled for the English track then classes for that subject will be taught in the same language.

Teaching staff


Friday 12:30 h a 13:30 h

Introduction

In the event that the health authorities announce a new period of confinement due to the evolution of the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the teaching staff will promptly communicate how this may effect the teaching methodologies and activities as well as the assessment.


The introduction to the law means first, a conceptual rounds as to what law approximation.

It is a first contact of the student with the great philosophical questions that have surrounded and surround the law.

Familiarize students with the legal vocabulary you will encounter throughout the race will be one of the main goals of the course. Vocabulary that will be essential to acquire after more legal expertise.

We examine determinants such as the meaning of the law. The relationships you have with power. The validity of legal norms and the difference to the value thereof.

We will want to focus on the different social functions performed by the law.

We stop at the sources of law, in the structure of the legal rule in the general principles of law, in the various branches of law.

They will also detailed the fundamental individual rights. And in the final section we will delve into the different theories of justice.

Pre-course requirements

No pre-requisites for this course.

Objectives

  • Familiarise the student with the basic components of a legal system:  vocabulary, concepts and institutions, functions, etc.
  • Offer the student the light legal philosophers have shed and their reflections throughout history, providing a complete definition of law and justice.

Competencies

  • 01 - To be familiar with, understand and apply the methods, techniques and instruments specific to accounting.
  • 02 - To be familiar with and know how to interpret and apply current accounting standards.
  • 03 - To select and adequately apply applicable accounting alternatives.
  • 09 - To identify emerging economies as well as the underdeveloped world, and to analyse applied growth policies.
  • 14 - To be familiar with and understand the legal framework of trade law and be able to apply it in practical cases related to the business world.
  • 16 - To identify and understand the tax regulations which have the most direct impact on individuals and legal entities and know how to carry out settlements.
  • 18 - To provide mathematical models for financial phenomena.

Learning outcomes

  • To know and understand the fundamental concepts in law.
  • To have acquired the vocabulary and legal culture necessary for study and legal material.
  • To know and understand the differnt concepts of law and justice.
  • To have acquired basic knowledge on standard theories.
  • To identify the main agents that participate in the elaboration, interpretation and application of law.
  • To have acquired skills for oral and written communication.
  • To have acquired the ability to analyse and sythesise information received in class and from the material provided by the professor.
  • To be able to work autonomously and be able to plan and organise one's own learning.
  • To have acquired the skills that foster reading comprehension. 
  • To use basic legal terminology accurately.
  • To have developed habits for neatness in one's presentations and documents.

Syllabus

Chapter 1 THE CONCEPT OF LAW AND THE CONCEPT OF JUSTICE
      Material
             tema2.pptx 
             tema1.pptx 

Chapter 2 LAW AND OTHERS REGULATORY INSTRUMENTS
      2. Moral, uses and rules of social treatment
            Material
                   tema3.pptx 

Chapter 3 LAW AND SOCIETY: FUNCTIONS OF LAW
      Material
             tema5.pptx 
      3. Social dimention of Law
      3. Conflict resolution

Chapter 4 LAW, POWER AND STATE
      Material
             tema4.pptx 
            RELACIONES ENTRE DERECHO Y MORAL. LOS JUICIOS DE NUREMBERG nuremberg.pdf 
      4. State, nation and city

Chapter 5 LEGAL STANDARDS. THEORY AND CLASSES
      Material
             tema6.pptx 

Chapter 6 THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND GENERAL PRINCIPLES
      Material
             tema7.pdf 

Chapter 7 SYSTEMATIC OF LAW

Chapter 8 THE SOURCES OF LAW
      Material
             tema82opart.pdf 
             tema81opart.pdf 

Chapter 9 INTERPRETATION OF LAW
      Material
             tema9.pdf 
      9. INTERPRETACIÓN Y APLICACIÓN DEL DERECHO

Chapter 10 THE PERSON AND THE LAW
      Material
             tema10.pdf 

Chapter 11 FUNDAMENTAL LEGAL CONCEPTS. JUSTICE AND LEGAL VALUES
      Material
             tema12.pdf 
             tema11.pdf 

Chapter 12 HUMAN RIGHTS
      Material
            HUMAN RIGHTS ACT cln.pdf 

Chapter 13 THE PROCEDURAL BASIS OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Teaching and learning activities

In person



In order to carry out the first part, analysis of the basic concepts through discussion and practical examples will exist in addition professor led lectures in the classroom.  Different reading comprehension exercises taken from a variety of texts will be presented and discussed in the classroom as well.

Outside of the classroom, the student should study basic legal vocabulary, prepare text analysis as well as carry out information searches in legal databases.

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person



In the Introduction to Theory of Law course, we will work on the acquisition of legal vocabulary, especially through the teaching of face-to-face classes, reading of legal texts and written works. 

The Evaluation will follow the following System: 

a) The block of assistance, active participation, delivery of work and individual practices. This block will consist of the elaboration and delivery of the students of individual works (oral or written) that will have periodic character and will be related to the matter taught. The punctual delivery and passing of all these practices will have a maximum value of 2 points on the final mark of the subject. 

b) A compulsory partial exam will be done that will serve the students to know their own evolution of the knowledge about the subject. This exam will not release subject matter for the final exam. 

c) The remaining 8 points of the evaluation will be obtained from the final mark of the final exam, which will be in writing. 

Attendance in class and collaboration is mandatory. Failure to comply with these ends will result in the loss of assessment points. Three lack of assistance without justification, will automatically lose 2 points in block a). Two unexcused lack of assistance will be penalized with the rest of a block point a).

 Identical conditions and punctuation and evaluation requirements will be applicable in second and subsequent calls for suspended students.

Bibliography and resources

AAVV, Introducción a la Teoría del Derecho, 3ª ed., Tirant lo Blanch, Valencia, 1997.

Fernández Galiano, Lecciones de Teoría del Derecho y Derecho Natural, Universitas, 1999.

Luis Prieto Sánchís, Apuntes de teoría del derecho. Trotta 2005.

Fco Javier Ansuátegui, Fragmentos de Teoría del Derecho. Dyckinson 2005.

Javier Hervada, Cuatro lecciones de derecho natural: parte especial. Eunsa 1998.


Bibliografía complementaria:

Javier Hervada, Introducción crítica al Derecho natural. Eunsa 1999.

Moreso y Vilajoana, Introducción a la Teoría del Derecho. Marcial y Pons 2004.

Paloma Durán, Notas de Teoría del Derecho. Universitat Jaume I, 2002

AAVV. Teoría y Fundamentos del Derecho. Perspectivas críticas,Tecnos 2011.

Javier Hervada. ¿Qué es el Derecho?, Eunsa

Pérez Royo, Las fuentes del Derecho, Tecnos, temas clave de la Constitución Española

Durany Pich, Objeciones de Conciencia, Instituto Martín de Azpilicueta, 1998