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JUR101-1 Legal Method I
EX-100 Examen Philosophicum and JUR100 Introductory Course (Ex. Fac)
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- identify, analyse and solve legal questions based on relevant sources of law identify how to search for and use legal sources in national and international databases
- be able to argue using legal reasoning, both written and orally. make critical reflections on the legal system`s national and international character
The course addresses questions about the legal system´s status and character. The key participants in the legal systems will be introduced. An overview will be given about the different legal sources and what characterises the different legal acts and legal decision processes. The course will also focus on the Norwegian methodology of law, its relevance, conclusions and The principles for interpreting formal law and the norms for practicing law in areas not regulated by formal law will be presented. Opposition between different legal rules will also be discussed.
The teaching methods of this programme are based on the principles of problem-based learning and will include lectures, seminars and an extensive use of group work. In each course students will be divided into groups of about 10 people. Group work will include solving theoretical and practical issues related to the topics discussed in the course. There will be 4-8 written assignments for each course. For handing in and responding to written assignments the students use Fronter, UiA´s learning support system. The students need to fulfill a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements.
Students must complete a minimum of 75% participation in the mandatory work requirements. This includes participation in group work, writing and commenting on papers and participation in large groups/seminars. In addition, there will be a requirement of one approved written assignment. Students who fail to fulfill the mandatory work requirements cannot take the exam and will need to retake the course. Further information will be given in Fronter at the start of the semester.
4 hour written examination with graded marks.
First cycle i.e. bachelor level.
Normally first year.
Student Adviser Gro Anita Homme.
The syllabus will be published on the home page of the course when finalised. See link in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences