COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO LAW
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
BUS 105 A 1 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Gelanda Shkurtaj
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: Introduction to Law: Sources of law, the concept of system of law, scope of the civil code, law of persons, family law, law of inheritance, law of property
Course Objectives: Introduction to law aims to provide insight into the nature and function of law, familiarize the students with legal concepts and terminology, principal sources of law and of the means by which laws are made, develop an understanding of the nature and purpose of rights and duties in law. The course provides an overview of the major legal systems of the world, introduces the students to the study of constitutions and constitutional system of government. It also focuses on the key legal concepts, principles and doctrines which underpin the core areas of law, including public law, the law of obligations and company law.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 Law Principles, Object of Legal relations
2 State Rule of Law, Powers Legislative, Executive and Judicial
3 Legal System, Sources of Law in Albania
4 Persons Legal Capacity
5 Law of Obligations, Contracts
6 Human Rights, Courts Decision
7 Law of Torts
8 Corporate Law
9 Introduction to Fiscal Law
10 Private Law
11 Civil Law
12 Criminal Procedure
13 Quiz 1
14 Quiz 2
Prerequisite(s): no
Textbook: Frank August Schubert INTRODUCTION TO LAW AND OTHER LEGAL SYSTEM. “An Introduction to law”, Phil Harris 2d edition, Cambridge University Press and “Introduction to law” Beth-Walston-Dunham, West legal studies, Thomson Press. Several Sentences and Court Decisions. Case study.
Other References: Lecture notes of the instructor. - 1998 Constitution of the Republic of Albania (As amended) - 1994 Civil Code of the Republic of Albania (As amended).
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 The students will receive basic and general information about law.
2 The students have ability to use the legal knowledge in daily life.
3 The students will receive sufficient information about civil law and its use in the financial system.
4 The students will receive basic information about business and banking law.
5 The students will receive sufficient information about european and international law and their use in international relations.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
30
Quiz
1
10
Case Study
1
10
Final Exam
1
50
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignments
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 1 5 5
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5