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
More infoResearch – theoretical writing – legal argumentationCoreL-000-UNDBECTS 0
More infoMethodologyCoreL-101-ADF1ECTS 8
More infoConstitutional LawCoreL-102-STSRECTS 8
More infoPrivate Law I - Contracts and introduction to torts and general laws of obligationCoreL-105-FJM1ECTS 8
More infoReading groupElectiveL-106-LESHECTS 0
More infoSeeking solutions to legal problemsCoreL-106-ÚRÁLECTS 6
More infoIndependent StudyElectiveL-739-SJVEECTS 2
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
More infoReading groupElectiveL-106-LESHECTS 0
More infoCompany LawCoreL-202-FELAECTS 8
More infoPrivate Law II - General laws of obligationCoreL-205-FJA2ECTS 8
More infoAdministrative LawCoreL-401-STJRECTS 8
More infoMethodologyElectiveL-700-ADFEECTS 0
More infoEntrepreneurship and Starting New VenturesCoreX-204-STOFECTS 6
Haustönn/Fall 2021
More infoCivil ProcedureCoreL-302-EMRFECTS 8
More infoPrivate Law III - TortsCoreL-305-FJA3ECTS 8
2. yearPrint
SemesterFall 2021
Level of course1. First cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
Schedule4 lectures per week
Þóra Hallgrímsdóttir
The course will primarily focus on tort. The principal emphasis will be on tort relating to personal injury and property damage, and to a lesser extent on torts relating to general financial loss. An account will be given of the conditions for the establishment of a claim in tort, entitlement to compensation, legal protection through tort rules and the expiration of legal protection. Rules concerning assessment of damage and various rules of settlement will also be discussed. Special attention will be given to Act No. 50/1993 on Tort. Active student participation will be required.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Knowledge: At the end of the course the student should have a basic understanding and insight into the main theories and concepts of tort and its connections to the other pillars of private law. The student acquires this knowledge by understanding and knowing the fundamental conditions of tort regarding the establishment of claims for damages and the calculations of compensation, both relating to personal injury, property damage and general financial loss. Skills: Upon completion of the course the students should be able to apply the methods and procedure that are used in torts and be able to connect them to other branches of private law. The student gains these skills by being able to analyse various points and arguments relating to tort and solving them in a logical manner. Also by solving practical assignments and by being able to assess the reliability of the information that these assignments are based on. Competences: At the end of the course the student should be able to utilise his knowledge and skills in tort law both in working environments and in further studies. The student evolves those competences by ascribing to independent and organised working methods, both on his own and while working with groups of students on assignments, applying the principals of tort.
Course assessment
Practical assignments (group and/or personal) (80%), written exam 20%
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures and discussions.
Language of instructionIcelandic
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More infoFamily and Inheritance LawCoreL-505-FJERECTS 6
Vorönn/Spring 2021
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More infoCriminal LawCoreL-402-REFSECTS 8
More infoPrivate Law IV - PropertyCoreL-406-FJA4ECTS 8
More infoPrivate Law V - Project Based CourseCoreL-407-FJA5ECTS 6
Haustönn/Fall 2021
More infoIntellectual Property LawCoreL-304-HOFUECTS 6
More infoSecurities RegulationsCoreL-501-VERBECTS 8
More infoSecurities RegulationsCoreL-501-VIFJECTS 8
More infoTax LawCoreL-502-SKATECTS 8
More infoPublic International LawCoreL-503-THJRECTS 8
Vorönn/Spring 2021
More infoCriminal ProcedureCoreL-605-SAREECTS 7,5
More infoMethodology II-Legal TheoryCoreL-609-ALREECTS 7,5
More infoBA ThesisElectiveL-611-BACRECTS 15