Course code JurZ3019

Credit points 2

Proprietary Rights

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation19.12.2018

Responsible UnitInstitute of Economics and Regional Development

Course developer

author lect.

Ārija Vitte

Mg. paed.

Prior knowledge

JurZ2005, Basics of Law

Course abstract

The course provides knowledge of movable and immovable property, the acquisition and alienation of property it as well as of the forms of property in Latvia. The course discusses the owner rights to property and property restrictions as well as problems related to property protection. The course enables students to acquire knowledge of possession and the right to use the property of another.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students will be able to demonstrate:
KNOWLEDGE of
1) students will be able to:
demonstrate the understanding of the substance of ownership rights and the role of ownership rights in the legal system. Test.
2) demonstrate the knowledge of the substance of ownership rights and the forms of property. Test.
SKILLS
Professional skills to
1) skilfully use the legal framework for ownership rights. Independent work.
2) draw up a lawsuit concerning restoration of the violated right to property ownership. Independent work.
3) legally protect the violated right to property ownership. Group work, an educational game.
Soft skills to
1) present the results of the independent work done. Independent work.
COMPETENCES to

1) analyse the ways of acquisition and alienation of property as well as property protection. Discussions.

Course Content(Calendar)

Lectures (16 hours)
1. Nature of property. (1 h).
2. Property reform in Latvia. (1 h).
3. Forms of property. (2 h).
4. Acquisition of property by appropriation and augmentation. (2 h).
5. Acquisition of property with delay and by transfer. (2 h).
6. Termination of property rights with and without the will of the owner. (2 h).
7. Content of property rights. (1 h).
8. Owner rights. (2 h).
9. Restrictions on property. (1 h).
10. Property protection. (2 h).
Practicals (16 lectures)
1. Property reform and the forms of property in Latvia. (2 h).
2. Test. (1 h).
3. Owner rights. (2 h).
4. Property protection. (2 h).
5. Preparation of a claim application for the restoration of violated property rights. (1 h).
6. Test. (1 h).
7. Attendance at court proceedings regarding the restoration of property rights. (2 h).
8. Business game about selling a property at auction. (1 h).
9. Restrictions on property. (2 h).
10. Preparation of a negator claim. (1 h).

11. Test. (1 h).

Requirements for awarding credit points

To earn the credits for the course, the student must pass three tests on the theoretical part of the course and do two pieces of independent work.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The student must do two pieces of independent work on: 1) the regulatory framework governing property rights; 2) restoration of violated property rights, the analysis thereof. To do the independent work, the student must independently study the effective, relevant regulatory framework.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The student is awarded a final mark based on the independent work done and the tests passed.
The final mark consists of the following pieces of assessment: a test on the nature of property rights and the role thereof in the legal system 20%; a test on the nature of property rights and the forms of property 20%; a test on the relevant regulatory framework for property rights 20% and two pieces of independent work on: the regulatory framework governing property rights 20%; an analysis of the restoration of violated property rights 20%.

Compulsory reading

1. Civillikums. LR likums, 1937, [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams: https://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=225418
2. Civilprocesa likums (1998): LR likums [tiešsaiste]. Pieejams: https://likumi.lv/doc.php?id=50500

3. Rozenfelds J. Lietu tiesības. 4. labotais, papildinātais izdevums. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 2011, 224 lpp.

Further reading

1. Birziņa L. Romiešu tiesības. Rīga: 2003, 112 lpp.
2. Grūtups A., Kalniņš E. Latvijas Republikas Civillikuma komentāri. Īpašums. Rīga: Tiesu namu aģentūra, 2002, 353 lpp.
3. Joksts O., Janovskis A. Personas īpašums un tā aizsardzība. Rīga: Mans īpašums, 2002, 135 lpp.
4. Latvijas tiesību sistēma. Kolektīva monogrāfija. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2017. 439 lpp.
5. Rozenfelds J. Ķīlas tiesības. Rīga: Zvaigzne ABC, 1998, 44 lpp.
6. Sinaiskis V. Latvijas civiltiesību apskats: Lietu tiesības, saistību tiesības, Rīga: Latvijas juristu biedrība, 1996, 246 lpp.

7. Višņakova G., Balodis K. Latvijas Republikas Civillikuma komentāri. Lietas. Valdījums. Tiesības uz svešu lietu. Rīga: Mans īpašums, 1998, 255 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Latvija Republikas tiesību akti. Pieejams: https://likumi.lv/
2. Latvijas Vēstnesis: Latvijas Republikas oficiālais laikraksts. Rīga: Valsts uzņēmums "Latvijas Vēstnesis". ISSN 1407-0391

3. Jurista vārds: una lex-una iustitia omnibus. Rīga: Latvijas Vēstnesis, 2016- ISSN 1691-2462

Notes

Restricted elective course for the ESAF academic bachelor programme Economics, specialisation Law.