Department of Law
Dean:Eiríkur Elís Þorláksson
BA in Law
Learning OutcomesView
Education cycle1
Degree titleBA in Law
Mandatory course on majorTeaching language
Optional course on majorPrerequisites for course
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Haustönn/Fall 2021
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2. yearPrint
SemesterFall 2021
Level of course1. First cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleFive classes a week
No lecturer found.
The course will cover the justice system in Iceland and give an account of the classification of court cases into categories, which in certain respects are subject to different process. The basic principles of civil procedure, e.g. the principle of equality of the parties and the principle of oral pleadings, will be explained as well as the fundamentals of criminal procedure, including participation by the same judge in different stages of the process and the division of responsibility between the respective parties to the case and the judge. Various aspects of civil procedure will be discussed, for instance as regards jurisdiction, standing, representation, admissibility and cause of action, preparation of court documentation, submission of evidence, preparation of judgments and their legal effect. An overview will be provided over the principal rules of the law applicable to the enforcement of awards. As regards public prosecution, the discussions will cover the principal rules, e.g. the powers of prosecution and their exercise, the legal position of accused persons and their legal counsel, as well as the alleged victim and the submission and treatment of evidence. Finally, the course will touch upon appeals to the Supreme Court and an account will be given of the different rules applicable to the civil and criminal processes in that context. For obvious reasons, the course will involve the analysis of a considerable amount of case law relating to its subject matter.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: - have learnt about the composition of the judicial system. -have obtained knowledge of the fundamental principles applicable to the litigation of civil cases. - have gained an insight into the methods that apply to the litigation of civil suits before the district courts. - have gained some knowledge of judicial enforcement procedures. - have gained an acquaintance with the methods that apply to the conduct of public prosecution. - have gained some knowledge of the general principles applicable to appeals to the Supreme Court and due process before the Supreme Court.
Course assessment
Assignments (individual or group assignments) 50% and written final examination (50%). Students must obtain a minimum grade of 5,0 in the final examination before the assignments count for final grade
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures and discussions, moot courts, practical assignments and court visits.
Language of instructionIcelandic
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