METHODOLOGY OF LAW

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ / METHODOLOGY OF LAW
CodeΥ12
FacultyLaw
SchoolLaw
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID100001528

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 648
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationCompulsory Course324

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600126829
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
elementary legal knowledge
Learning Outcomes
The main objective of the course is, through constant reference to the general legal knowledge available to students, to bring out, systematize and critically examine the orderly course of the work of interpreting and applying the law. The aim here is to make clear the argumentative nature of this elaborate legal practice as well as the need for an ultimate grounding of legal judgements on moral and political principles, so to make also clear and conscious the special social responsibility that befits all legal practitioners.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course focuses on justification in legal reasoning. Therefore, it is divided in two parts. The first one deals with a set of philosophical preconditions : what makes legal argumentation just, the nature of legal language, the question of legal syllogism. The second part examines questions of method in legal argumentation : nature of legal interpretation, classical methods of legal interpretation, ways of substantive justification, gaps and antinomies in legal order.
Keywords
jurisprudence, legal method, legal interpretation, legal argumentation, justice, morality, Kant
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures923.7
Reading Assigment80.3
Total1004
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"Η θεμελίωση των νομικών κρίσεων Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 25180 Έκδοση: 8η/2009 Συγγραφείς: Σταμάτης Κώστας Μ. ISBN: 978-960-445-469-3 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΑΚΚΟΥΛΑ ΕΕ"
Additional bibliography for study
Κώστας Μ. Σταμάτης, Σχολιασμός δικαστικών αποφάσεων. Θεωρία, τεχνική, παραδείγματα. εκδ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Θεσ/νίκη 2009,β΄έκδοση. Παύλος Κ. Σούρλας, Justi atque injusti scientia. Μια εισαγωγή στην επιστήμη του δικαίου. εκδ. Αντ. Σάκκουλα, Αθήνα-Κομοτηνή 1995.
Last Update
21-07-2015