LAW104 Civil Law II

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
LAW104 Civil Law II 2 2 5 Tuesday 12:00-15:00
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to

None

Lecturer Fahira Brodlija Office Hours / Room / Phone
Tuesday:
11:00-12:00
Wednesday:
10:00-11:00
E-mail fbrodlija@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This required course complements, completes, and reinforces the instructional materials in LAW 103, Civil Law I.
Textbook Choudhry, S., & Herring, J. (Eds.). (2019). The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Family Law
Additional Literature
  • 1. Understanding Familiy Law, 2004, ME Rodgers; Cavendish Publishing Limited, The Glass House, UK.
  • 2. International Family Law, An introduction, 2005, Barbara Stark; Ashgate Publishing Limited, England.
  • 3. “Family law, text, cases and materials”, Sonnia Haris Short, Joanna Miles (2011); Oxford University.
  • 4. Materials provided by the lecturer.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify the main characteristics of family law.
  2. Demonstrate their understanding of the various concepts of family law.
  3. Identify and apply the applicable rules for the resolution of concrete fact patterns.
  4. Master the terminology of concepts related to family law, the status, rights and obligations of legal subjects.
  5. Demonstrate their knowledge on different approaches to private law in general.
  6. Analyze the principles and institutes of family law on a comparative basis.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of the different norms which apply to certain family law relations and the role of courts and competent authorities.
Teaching Methods Ex cathedra lectures with active class participation, discussions, practical exercises, comparative analysis
Teaching Method Delivery Online Teaching Method Delivery Notes
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction - acquisition and loss of rights in law, Impact of time on civil legal relations, Ius cogens norms of family law 3rd book Chapter 1; PP. 1-26
Week 2 Sources or family law, Principles of family law  1st book Chapter 1; PP. 1-15; 2nd book Chapter 1&2; PP. 13-53
Week 3 Marriage, validity of marriage  1st book Chapter 2,3,4&5; PP. 15-87 2nd book Chapter 4,5&6; PP75-137
Week 4 Civil partnerships 1st book Chapter 6; PP 107-129 2nd book Chapter 10; PP 205-227
Week 5 Property relations within the marriage 3rd book Chapter 8; PP 521 - 580
Week 6 Midterm preparation.
Week 7 Mid-term exam Covers the preceding material
Week 8 The termination of marriage (divorce, anullment) 1st book Chapter 8,9&10; PP 147-245
Week 9 Family mediation 3rd book Chapter 9&10; PP 581-713
Week 10 Domestic violence 3rd book Chapter 12; PP 803-887
Week 11 The status of children, child custody and protection 2nd book Chapter 9; PP 181-205
Week 12 Legal guardianship 1st book Chapter 11; PP 245-259 3rd book Chapter 13; PP 955-968
Week 13 Adoption 1st book Chapter 7; PP 129-147 2nd book Chapter 11; PP 227-249 3rd book Chapter 4; PP 203-282
Week 14 Maternity and paternity - court determination of maternity and paternity 2nd book Chapter 12; PP 249-269
Week 15 Final exam preparation.
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4,5
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm exam 1 35 1,2,3
Research paper 1 10 4,5,6,7
Presentation 1 10 4,5,6,7
Quiz 1 10 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Assignments 2 10 20
Home Study 2 15 30 In-term Exam Study 3 5 15
Final Exam Study 3 5 15
        Total Workload Hours = 125
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 5
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 16/04/2021
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