644 Constitutional Law

644 Constitutional Law

  •  Study programme and level: University degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 60
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Individual work: 150
  • Lecturer: Rudi Kocjančič, PhD


1. Objectives and competences


  • understands the origins and development as well as the subject matter of constitutional law;
  • identifies the most important and the most characteristic constitutional orders around the world;
  • recognizes the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and other sources of constitutional law;
  • gain fundamental knowledge of the EU legal order;
  • can identify fundamental topical dilemmas pertaining to the amendments and supplements to the constitution.


  • to know and understand the origins and development of constitutional law;
  • the ability to position the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia in terms of its development and in a comparative perspective;
  • conceptual and systemic assessment of the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia;
  • recognition of dominating courses in the development of modern constitutions;
  • understanding of the process of constitutionalization of the European Union;
  • the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice and further study.

2. Content

  • Origin and development of constitutionality in Slovenia;
  • The Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia as an autonomous and independent state;
  • the Republic of Slovenia according to general constitutional provisions;
  • Constitutional regulation of human rights and basic freedoms:
  • Organisation of the state: the composition, elections and functions of the National Assembly;
  • the composition, elections and jurisdiction of the National Council;
  • President of the republic;
  • formation, operation and functions of the government.
  • Constitutional foundations of local self-government;
  • Judiciary system and state prosecutors;
  • Constitutional Court;
  • The Republic of Slovenia as a member of the European Union.

3. Readings

  • Kocjančič, R., Ribičič,C., Grad, F., Kaučič, I., : Ustavno pravo Slovenija, Fakulteta  za  upravo,četrta izdaja, Ljubljana, 2009, str. 31-290.
  • Grad, F. et  al. Ustavno pravo Evropske unije, Pravna fakulteta Univerze v Ljubljani 2007, str. 25-76.
  • Kocjančič,R.,Vloga  nacionalnih  parlamentov  v  Evropski  uniji, Fakulteta  za  upravo,Ljubljana,2005.
  • Lizbonska  pogodba: z  uvodnimi  pojasnili/Accetto, M. ,et. al.,redaktorica  Vatovec, K.,1. natis. -  Ljubljana: GV Založba,2010.
  • Ustava  Republike  Slovenije, Uradni  list  RS, št. 33/1991.
  • Ustavni  zakon  o  spremembi  I. poglavja  ustave  ter  47.  in  68. čl. Ustave  Republike  Slovenije, Uradni  list  RS, št. 7/2003.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students gain general theoretical and positive-legal knowledge of the constitutional law as a fundamental legal discipline and are able to apply it in practice and further study.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • active participation of students in lectures;       
  • seminar papers dealing with problem issues and presentation of solutions;
  • individual and team consultations.

6. Assessment

  • Written or oral exams (70%)
  • Preliminary examinations (30%)