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030277 KU Introduction to Spanish law and Spanish legal terminology (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 46 participants
Language: Spanish


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 05.02. 09:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 06.02. 09:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Goal: The students will know basics regarding the Spanish legal system and its legal institutions as well as Spanish legal terminology.

Content: General Revision of Spanish Consitutional, Civil and Criminal law incl. legal doctrine.

Methods: Spanish law will be analysed based on the revision of legislative texts (Spanish Constitution, Civil Code, Criminal Code etc), considering also legal doctrine, politics and legal practice.

Assessment and permitted materials

Control and resources
Explication of the Spanish law shall provoce reflection and discussion among the students. They shall study the reading material which will be made available, actively participate in class discussion and write a short paper of about five pages about one of the topics discussed in class, so that they show their knowledge of the Spanish language and legal system both orally and in writing.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Oral participation in class, reflection paper of five pages, minimum presence of 80%

Examination topics

Content of class. It is highly recommended that the students study the reading material before classes. They will be made available.

Reading list

ATIENZA, Manuel. Tras la justicia. Ariel, España, 1995.
CAPELLA, Juan Ramón. Trotta, España, 2001.
MUÑOZ MACHADO, Santiago. Diccionario del Español Jurídico. Real Academia Española / Consejo General del Poder Judicial, España, 2017.
RODRÍGUEZ PALOP, María Eugenia. Claves para entender los nuevos derechos humanos. Catarata, España, 2011.


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