619 Introduction to Law

619 Introduction to Law

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 60
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 30
  • Individual work: 120
  • Lecturer: Alenka Kuhelj, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • Knows basic concepts of law, origin of law, the structure of law and legal system
  • understand the concept of the modern state, the application of the acquis in the modern state
  • understand the methods of law in practice and can explain the basic legal terminology
  • can identify specific EU law as the law of supranational organizations
  • can display the legal system with emphasis on the legal rule, legal acts and legal relationship
  • knows how to analyze and solve legal problems


  • Students should be able to analyze and critically evaluate law system and different legal institutions.
  • Students should be able to apply theoretical knowledge to solve legal problems.
  • Students should acquire the skills needed to use professional literature and online resources. During practical work, students learn to search, collacte and interpret data in the national – Slovenian – official gazette and the EU’s official journal.

2. Content

  • State (concept and elements)
  • Relationship between state and law
  • Philosophical-theoretical aspects of the state
  • The European Union as a special supranational organization and the specific features of EU law
  • Theories of law
  • Basic characteristics of modern law
  • Law and politics
  • Legal rules and legal acts
  • Interpreting legal acts
  • Legal relations
  • Organisation of law
  • Legal science methods    

3. Readings

  • Perenič, A., Uvod v razumevanje države in prava, Fakulteta za varnostne vede, Ljubljana,2010, 279 str.
  • Pavčnik, M., Teorija prava, Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana 2003, str. 1-67.
  • Pitamic, L., Država, Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana 1996, 140 str.
  • Kušej, G., Pavčnik, M., Perenič A., Uvod v pravo, Uradni list RS, Ljubljana 1989, 72. str.
  • Pravni viri (Ustava Republike Slovenije z ustreznimi ustavnimi zakoni ter Uradni list EU)

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students acquire basic theoretical knowledge about the state and the law. Based on this knowledge they can understand, broaden and deepen knowledge about the state, the general definitions of law, legal system, the interpretation of legislation, statutory law, theories and methods of law. Students get the ability for independent thinking, critical analysis and critical evaluation...

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • E-study

6. Assessment

Written exam (100%)