Course code JurZ2001

Credit points 1

Basics of Law

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitInstitute of Economics and Regional Development

Course developer

author lect.

Alla Pūce

Mg. paed.

Course abstract

The course provides students with basic knowledge of the state and legal theory, insight into the leading branches of law: constitutional law, administrative law and civil law. The knowledge acquired is useful for solving various legal problems and exercising rights. Students acquire practical skills in drafting legal documents.

The aim of the study course is to develop competencies of students in the basic issues of law.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students will be able to demonstrate:
1. The most important basic concepts and terms of law (Test).
2. The most important concepts and regularities of family law and inheritance law (Test).
3. The most important terms of obligations law and ownership law (Test).
Professional skills to
1. Independently structure the studies, select legal acts and find solutions to problems (Educational game).
2. Independently make decisions and demonstrate close familiarity with theory for solving issues (Independent work).
Soft skills to
1. Work individually and in groups, make decisions, take responsibility, demonstrate organisational skills as well as identify legal acts, apply them and draw conclusions (Discussions in classes).
1. Independently solve various practical legal situations based on available legal information (Group work).

2. Critically analyse situations, take part in interpreting legal provisions and drafting laws during studies (Final test).

Course Content(Calendar)

Full time intramural studies:
1. Legal system (1 h lecture).
2. Concept of civil law and the role of it in the legal system (1 h lecture).
3. Family law (1 h lecture).
4. Inheritance law (1 h lecture).
5. Property law (1 h lecture).
6. Obligations law (2 h lectures).
7. Obligations arising from causing damage (1 h lecture).
8. Labour law (1 h lecture).
1. Concepts of the state and law (1 h practical).
2. Labour law. Conclusion and termination of an employment contract (1 h practical).
3. Civil law. Civil law, its role in society (1 h practical).
4. Concepts of obligations and a contract. Procedures for concluding and terminating contracts (1 h practical).
5. Concept of inheritance law, the most significant types of inheritance (1 h practical).
6. Aspects of family law (1 h practical).
7. Concept and role of property law, the ways of property acquisition (1 h practical).
Part time extramural studies:

All topics specified for full time studies are accomplished, but the number of contact hours is one half of the number specified in the calendar

Requirements for awarding credit points

The student must pass 3 tests on relevant topics and participate in educational games and group work as well as complete practical assignments given in practicals.

Final assessment of the study course – final grade (mark) is given as an accumulative assessment of the study results.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The student must do an individual assignment to successfully participate in the educational games Termination of legal employment relationships and Distribution of matrimonial property.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The total assessment consists of 4 activities:
1) 3 tests – (20% each);
2) final test on all the topics (40%).

Final assessment of the study course – final grade (mark) is given as an accumulative assessment of the study results.

Compulsory reading

1. Aigars G., Rozenbergs J., Torgāns K. Civilprocesa likuma komentāri I (1.-28.nodaļa). Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra,2011, 546 lpp.
2. Balodis K. Ievads civiltiesībās. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2007,384 lpp.
3. Civillikums: LR likums, LR Normatīvie dokumenti: Civillikums. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2008
4. Civilprocesa likums: LR likums, 2010, LR Normatīvie dokumenti.
5. Darba likums. Zvaigzne, 2016.
6. Grūtups A. Civillikuma komentāri. Īpašums. Rīga, 2002, 132 lpp.
7. Krauze R. Mantošana Latvijas Republikā. Rīga, 1998, 24 lpp.
8. Latvijas Republikas Civilprocesa likuma komentāri. Rīga, 2008, 306 lpp.
9. Latvijas Republikas Satversme. Rīga, 2006.
10. Rozenfelds J. Lietu tiesības. 4. labotais, papildinātais izdevums. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2011, 224 lpp.
11. Stucka A. Administratīvās tiesībās. Rīga: Juridiskā koledža, 2009, 352 lpp.
12. Torgāns K. Komentāri saistību tiesībām civillikumā. Rīga, 2004, 421 lpp.

13. Torgāns K. Saistību tiesības. I daļa. Mācību grāmata. Rīga: TNA, 2006, 320 lpp., II daļa, 2008, 365 lpp.

Further reading

1. Administratīvā procesa likuma komentāri: A un B daļa. Sagatavoja autoru kolektīvs J. Briedes zinātniskajā redakcijā. Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2013. 1058 lpp.
2. Civilprocesa likuma komentāri I daļa (1.–28. nodaļa). Sag. autoru kolekt. prof. K. Torgāna zinātn. red. Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2011. 546 lpp.
3. Dupate K. Eiropas Savienības tiesas prakse darba tiesībās. Rīga: LBAS, 2011. 126 lpp.
4. Džugleja T. (2011) Tiesību pamati. Rīga: Rīgas Tirdzniecības tehnikums, 207.lpp.
5. Iļjanova D. Vispārējo tiesību principu nozīme un piemērošana. Rīga: Ratio iuris, 2005. 144 lpp.
6. Joksts O. Saistību tiesības saimnieciskos darījumos. Otrais papildinātais izdevums. Rīga: SIA „Biznesa augstskola Turība”. 2003. 7.-121.lpp.
7. Latvijas tiesību sistēma (2017). Kolektīva monogrāfija. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 271.-289.lpp.
8. Līgumu rokasgrāmata. Rīga: SIA Dienas Bizness, 2008.

9. Neimanis J. (2004) Ievads tiesībās. Rīga: zv.adv. J.Neimanis, 214.lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvijas Republikas tiesību akti. Pieejams:
2. Specializētais, tieslietām veltītais izdevums Latvijā. Pieejams:

3. Latvijas tiesu e-pakalpojumu mājas lapas adrese. Pieejams:


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