Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID100001549

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

Registered students: 729
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationCompulsory Course635

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course the students will: - fully comprehend the basic concepts and principles of Succession Law, their function and their application on practical cases -be able to develop arguments and resolve legal cases on issues concerning the materials covered in the course.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Place of Succession Law in the legal system, devolution of the succession, acquisition and loss of the inheritance (acceptance and renunciation of inheritance, dishinheritance of an heir, unworthiness to inherit). TESTAMENTARY SUCCESSION: Concept and features of the will, types of wills, the content of the will - appointment of an heir, legacy, fideicommissary substitution of heir, accretion, conditions and time-clauses in wills- prerequisites for the validity of the content of wills, revocation of wills, publication of wills, interpretation of wills. INTESTATE SUCCESSION: Characteristics of intestate succession, ranks of intestate succession, succession rights of the surviving spouse, collation.-FORCED HEIRSHIP: Concept, aim and legal nature of forced heirship, rightholders, percentage and assessment of the forced share, infringement of the right on the forced share, protection of the forced share. Certificate of heirship and inheritance lawsuit. Donation mortis causa.
inheritance, will, legacy, fideicommissary substitution of heir
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Teaching is supported by a e-learning course. Students may contact the teaching staff via E-mail.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment702.8
Student Assessment
The performance of students is assessed by means of written exams, which take place at the end of each semester. Oral presentations and case-notes written by the students are also taken into consideration.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Ν. Ψούνη, Κληρονομικό Δίκαιο, 5η έκδ. 2016, εκδ. Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα/Θεσσαλονίκη. Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 59358244 2. Π. Φίλιος, Κληρονομικό Δίκαιο, 8η έκδ. 2011, εκδ. Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα/Θεσσαλονίκη. Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 12583705 3. Απ. Γεωργιάδης, Κληρονομικό Δίκαιο, 1η εκδ. 2014, Π. Ν. Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα . Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον ΕΥΔΟΞΟ: 41958334 4. Ι.Σ. Σπυριδάκης, Εγχειρίδιο Κληρονομικού Δικαίου,5η έκδ. 2016, Εκδόσεις Αντ. Ν.Σάκκουλας.Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον ΕΥΔΟΞΟ:86198684
Additional bibliography for study
1. Απ. Γεωργιάδης/Μ. Σταθόπουλος (επιμ.), Κατ' άρθρο ερμηνεία του ΑΚ 2. Απ. Γεωργιάδης (επιμ.), Σύντομη ερμηνεία Αστικού Κώδικα (ΣΕΑΚ) 3. Ν. Ψούνη, 100 Πρακτικά Θέματα Κληρονομικού Δικαίου, 5η έκδ. 2016, εκδ. Σάκκουλα 4. Ελ. Ζερβογιάννη, Κληρονομικές Συμβάσεις, εκδ. Σάκκουλα 2015 5. Σ. Κουμάνης, Η αποποίηση της κληρονομίας, εκδ. Σάκκουλα 2015
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