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Law

2017/2018
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

Studying Jurisprudence students will learn to reflect in a critical way on the functions and meaning of legal systems and legal institutions. We will discuss relation between law and politics, economy and morality. The course content will cover most common problems in the legal theory and practice to develop a wider comprehension of the nature and working of law.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The primary aim of the course is to form a complete understanding of approaches toward research on law in comparative perspective and ability to resolve typical legal conflicts and to prepare legal documents
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the character and ready to use legal reasoning and argument
  • Understand fundamental terminology
  • Student is able to work in team.
  • Able to identify scientific subject;
  • Able to learn and demonstrate skills in the field, other than the major field;
  • Know where and how to find legal acts and courts decisions
  • Know the basic research methods in legal analysis
  • Explain main legal concepts and ideas
  • Be able to analyze a range of different ways of thinking about the nature of law
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction: Modern legal families
  • Legal norm
  • Main legal concepts
  • Sources of law
  • The effect of law in time, space and in personal
  • Legal relationship
  • Wrongdoing and legal accountability
  • The concept of the Rule of Law
  • Human rights protection
  • Law making process
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Class activity
  • non-blocking Personal assignment on monitoring of law implementation
    For preparing the project you need to cooperate with your classmate and organize project team (no more than 5 persons in 1 team). You need to provide detailed explanation concerning law implementation in chosen field (in any country). It could be freedom of press or freedom of expression or any other field). You need to chose some legal act (or few of them in concrete field), then to read no less than 10 scientific papers (from the database with electronic resources of HSE), then to find no less than 30 court decisions (for example, in the database of the European Court on Human Rights) and to describe law enforcement practice using criteria defined in the task. The paper should contain: 1. Introduction (common characteristic of selected law or legal acts - when the act (acts) was adopted, what kind of relationship it is regulated, main rules and procedures in chosen field). 2. Estimation of the quality of legislation (it should be based on the research papers: expert's opinion if the legislation in the chosen field is bad or good, are there some legislative gaps in regulation or judicial contradictions). 3. Evaluation of law implementation process (it should be based on the research papers and court decisions analysis): 1) characteristic of typical human rights violations; 2) misinterpretation of legal acts; 3) wrongdoing of government bodies and officials - you'll see these information in courtdecisions). 4. Conclusion (summary). 5. The list of sources.
  • non-blocking The final written examination
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.3 * Class activity + 0.3 * Personal assignment on monitoring of law implementation + 0.4 * The final written examination
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Brooks, T. (2014). Law and Legal Theory. Leiden: Brill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=675680

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • BERINZON, M., & BRIGGS, R. C. (2016). Legal Families Without the Laws: The Fading of Colonial Law in French West Africa. American Journal of Comparative Law, 64(2), 329–370. https://doi.org/10.5131/AJCL.2016.0012
  • Brownlee, K. (2004). The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law (Book). Journal of Moral Philosophy, 1(2), 229–231. https://doi.org/10.1177/174046810400100209
  • CASANOVA, J. (2017). Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective. OXFORD: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1506315
  • Goh, B. C. (2016). Law Without Lawyers, Justice Without Courts : On Traditional Chinese Mediation. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1431920
  • Goldsworthy, J. D. (2006). Interpreting Constitutions : A Comparative Study. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2092575
  • Guerrier, C. (2016). Security and Privacy in the Digital Era. London: Wiley-ISTE. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1339817
  • Lautenbach, G. (2013). The Concept of the Rule of Law and the European Court of Human Rights (Vol. First edition). Oxford, United Kingdom: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=672428
  • Li, L. (2017). Building the Rule of Law in China. Cambridge, MA, United States: Elsevier. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433172
  • Raz, J. (2011). From Normativity to Responsibility. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=458490
  • The Oxford handbook of empirical legal research / ed. by Peter Cane; Herbert M. Kritzer. (2010). Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.330885197