Department of Law
Dean:Eiríkur Elís Þorláksson
BA in Law
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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
2. yearPrint
SemesterFall 2021
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseCore
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleCourse taught in a three week period at the end of the semester.
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The main focus of the course is on the following four areas of law: Personal law. Law on Majority No. 71/1997. The content and meaning of the concepts of majority, self-determination (full legal age) and financial means. Deprivation of majority. Compulsory internment. Statutory overseers. Marriage Law. Marriage Act No. 31/1993. Legal rules regarding the establishment and dissolution of marriage. The rights and obligations of a couple. Obligation to support. Marital finances: marital assets, separate assets, prenuptial agreements, responsibility for obligations, joint taxation, etc. A special emphasis will be placed on rules on the dissolution of marriage and divorce agreements. Furthermore, rules on cohabitation and certified cohabitation of same sex couples. Children’s Law. Children’s Act no. 76/2003. Paternity and maternity. Custody and right to access. Support obligation. Procedure in cases before administrative bodies and courts relating to disputes on child support, custody and right to access in connection with the parents’ divorce or termination of cohabitation. Adoption. Rules relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Act on legal maturity. Inheritance Law. Inheritance Law no. 8/1962. Legal succession and succession by will. Wills. Sitting in an undivided estate. Division of the estates of deceased persons. Inheritance tax.
Learning outcome - Objectives
On completion of the course students should: have become familiar with the basic principles of marital law, i.e. the establishment and dissolution of marriage, marital finances and the separation of marital assets. - have become familiar with the basic principles of children’s law, i.e. maternity, paternity and custody. The course will also cover the handling of custody disputes, right to access and support obligation in the event of dissolution of marriage or cohabitation. Also adoption and child protection rules. - have become familiar with the basic principles of inheritance law. - be familiar with major judgments in these areas. - have become skilled in solving practical problems concerning the basic principles of family and inheritance law.
Course assessment
Assignments and an oral final exam.
Reading material
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Teaching and learning activities
Lectures, discussions and assignments.
Language of instructionIcelandic
Vorönn/Spring 2021
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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