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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Written or oral exams (70%)
- Preliminary examinations (30%)