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
More infoEuropean LawCoreL-403-EVROECTS 8
More infoFamily and Inheritance LawCoreL-505-FJERECTS 6
Vorönn/Spring 2021
More infoCompetition LawCoreL-303-SAKEECTS 8
More infoCriminal LawCoreL-402-REFSECTS 8
2. yearPrint
SemesterSpring 2021
Level of course1. First cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleFive classes a week
Hulda María Stefánsdóttir
The following are the focal areas of the course: Criminal law and its place within the study of law and relation to other academic disciplines. The legal sources of criminal law. The concept of crime and the categorization of crimes. Attempted crimes and refraining from the commission of crimes. Accessories and partnerships in crime. Culpability. Aggregate crimes. Competence to be held criminally responsible. Illegality and objective grounds of non-culpability. Intent. Recklessness. Penalties and punitive sanctions. Determination of sanctions. Repeated offences. Imprisonment and prisons. End of culpability and lapse of sanctions. Also more specialized areas of criminal law, often with emphasis on recent judgments, law amendments and current media discussions.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: ? have a sound knowledge of the field of criminal law. ? be prepared to work within the field of criminal law. ? be adequately prepared for the advanced study of criminal law.
Course assessment
Assignment (40%) and final examination (60%).
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
The teaching methods will be based on lectures and discussion sessions. The topics will be issues that are relevant and prominent in the media and in academic deliberation at each time and those topics will be put in context with the reading material and course outlines. Specialists from different fields of criminal law will visit the class and give an overview and insight into their work. Emphasis will be put on court rulings, which will be used to explain and deepen the students’ understanding of the subject.
Language of instructionIcelandic
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