Foundations of Law

Course NameFoundations of Law
Course CodeLEG108
DescriptionThis course provides an introduction to the concept of Law and an overview of the key traditions that have shaped modern Law on the European and American continents. As such, it naturally presents a useful background and ideological context for the study of Law; however, it also offers a sweeping overview of Law as it relates to, inter alia, business, economics, sociology, and world order. Students are expected to gain a deep understanding of the Foundation of Law, of the original idea of implementation of IUSTITIA (Justice), of those values and logic underpinning the organisation and functioning of the various legal systems in Europe as well as in the US. After gaining an in-depth knowledge into these issues, students will be better capable to appreciate the various concepts, ideas and logic transmitted to them during the study of those various subjects which compose their course of study.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
– Understand the very basics underpinning the creation of legal systems;
– Develop an appropriate level of critical awareness;
– Learn how to identify a topic; – Learn how to review legal literature;
– Understand the link between Law and Society, Business, International Relations;
– Present a topic in class.
SchoolJohn H. Carey II School of Law
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS