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JUR111-1 Law of Succession, Family Law
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- know and understand key inheritance and family law concepts
- identify and apply the regulations concerning spouses sovereignty, property rights, debt responsibility, distinguishing between ownership and property arrangements, sharing of wealth by separation and divorce (even sharing, bias, debt deductions, claims for compensation and subject wise distribution), inheritance rights under the law, wills validity, the boundary between life and death dispositions, the surviving spouse's inheritance, probate and undivided rights and the surviving partner's inheritance rights and rights to keep an undivided estate.
- know and be able to explain the main features of the regulations on economic support during marriage
- see the connection between the rules and make a critical assessment of the legal situation within the issues raised in the course
- reflect on ethical issues in inheritance and family law
- acquire new knowledge in inheritance and family law
The course addresses the legal relationship between spouses, both during marriage and at the termination of marriage. Central themes are the economic effects of legal marriage, and the division of wealth at separation and divorce. Furthermore, the subject deals with what happens to a person's assets and liabilities after the person is dead. It focuses on the legal right of inheritance (inheritance by law), including rules on undivided estates, and regulations regarding wills (inheritance bequeathed ether), including rules regarding testament creation, interpretation, revocation and expiration and the border between life and death dispositions.
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