Year1. year
SemesterFall 2021
Level of course6. Second cycle, advanced
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleFive lectures each week, along with dedicated discussion classes and project work in the middle of the semester.
Sindri M Stephensen
Stefán A. Svensson
The course will deal in detail with legal sources and their use in solving legal questions and with legal interpretation (construction). Substantial emphasis will be placed on having students acquire an understanding of the nature and importance of individual sources, their interaction and importance for reaching a legal conclusion in individual disputes. Instruction will be based on case law wherever possible to illustrate individual aspects and main emphasis is placed on training students in independent and critical working practices (methods) in using and applying legal sources.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: •know the principal characteristics of the Icelandic legal system. •know and understand the various types of legal sources, their importance and interrelation in solving practical problems. •know the materials used for legal interpretation (construction). •know the methods of legal interpretation (construction) and perspectives followed in the interpretation (construction) of law.
Course assessment
Practical assignment (40%), written mid-term examination (20%) and written final examination (40%). Students must obtain a minimum grade of 6,0 to pass this course.
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures and discussion classes.
Language of instructionIcelandic