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JUR107-1 Norwegian and International Legal Institutions
EX-100 Examen Philosophicum and JUR100 Introductory Course (Ex. Fac.)
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- discuss, analyse and give an account of the relationship between the key participants in the legal system, constitutional principles and be able to use constitutional sources of law in order to argue in a methodical, deliberate manner Explain the Norwegian Parliament´s (Storting) function as law giver, the government´s different functions and competence, and the court´s independent position /
- explain the use of the most central legal sources in International law, and its position in Norwegian law, explain International law`s rules about state territory, jurisdiction, rules regarding entering into contracts and the interpretation of treaties, the state`s use of force and intervention, and the objective and principles of the UN and the Security Council. Explain the history of the EU and the EEA and their judicial institutions and legislation
- explain which duties Norway as with regard to abiding by EU legislation and the surveillance system within the EEA
The course will focus on important topics within Norwegian constitutional law / like the relationship between the three branches of government, the parliamentary system of government, the government and the Norwegian parliament´s competence and the court´s independent position. The central sources of law will be covered in the course about International law. The distinctive character of International law will also be presented and compared to the national regimes which ensure that the fundamental duties pertaining to International law are obeyed. EU and EEA law will focus on the institutions and its legislation procedures etc .
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 third 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