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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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
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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
More infoPrivate Law IV - PropertyCoreL-406-FJA4ECTS 8
2. yearPrint
SemesterSpring 2021
Level of course1. First cycle, introductory
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
Schedule5 lectures per week
Birgir Már Björnsson
Guðjón Ármannsson
This course presents a survey of the basic principles of property law. It addresses both real property and personal property. However, emphasis is on real property. Amongst others, the course covers the following issues: the constitutional protection of property; the definition of real property; classification of real property; rules relating to joint ownership; demarcation of real property; ownership of natural resources; public regulation of ownership rights; nuisance law; expropriation; adverse possessions and land ownership (including the demarcation of private lands, public lands and the commons). Additionally, this course provides an overview of the principles and legislation applying to registration of title, i.e. protection of title to and of rights in real property by registration. Finally, a survey is provided over mortgage law, for instance the creation and characteristics of mortgages. The constitutional protection of property rights according to the European Convention on Human Rights.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: Have gained enough knowledge to be able to- describe the subjects of property law and explain the connections they have to other fields of private law. Analyse and define the key components of propert law. Present and explain the key topic points of the field with correct references to laws and regulations. Be able to analyse and compare the main theories of academics that touch on the subject at hand. Students should also have acquired the skills necessary to be able to define matters relating to property law and how they connect to the content of the course. Analyse those matters and explain the main legal arguments that might be applied to solving those matters. To be able to rationalise, both orally and in writing, the solution to the matters at hand with appropriate legal reasoning and quoting legal documents.
Course assessment
Practical assignment (40%) and final examination (60%)
Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities
Lectures and discussions.
Language of instructionIcelandic
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Haustönn/Fall 2021
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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