Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
LAW FOR ENGINEERS, INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN BUSINESS LAWGEMA60

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. GEMA60 overlap following cours/es: TNX011, VFR140, TNX011, VFR140, TNX011, VFR140, TNX011 och VFR140. Optional for: A3, B4, BI3, C4, D4, E4, F4, I4, ID4, K4, KID2, M4, MD4, N3, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Peter Gerhard, Peter.Gerhard@busilaw.lu.se, Inst för handelsrätt. Prerequisites: Number of credits remaining to obtain a Masters degree in Engineering or a Licensed Architect degree. Selection criteria: LTH-consolidated course. Admission to this course is limited. Selective admission procedure. Selection: Number of credits remaining to obtain a Masters degree in Engineering or a Licensed Architect degree. Assessment: Written examinations are given individually. Further information: Method of instruction are in form of lectures. Home page: http://www.busilaw.lu.se/gema60.

Aim
The course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge of the Swedish judicial system. Students will not only be able to develop skills in identifying and applying current law rulings but also provide them a broad comprehension of the judicial structure of law that will serve as an important tool for engineers to solve practical legal problems in business, public service and local governments.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to identify relevant legal issues

- be able to analyze legal disputes that may arise

- be able to identify adequate legal rulings

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to read and understand applied social order and justice rulings

- be able to evaluate consequences of straightforward legal issues

- be able to propose or recommend adequate solutions to straightforward legal issues

Contents
The aim of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of Civil Law, Administrative Law and certain parts of Contracts and Obligations Law. The exercises are designed in such a way that students can put into practice existing judicial rulings in relation to the different common interests of the society. Special emphasis is placed on reading and understanding legal texts.

Literature
Adlercreutz, A Avtal. Lärobok i allmän avtalsrätt. Norstedts juridik 11:e uppl. 2000.
Agell, A & Malmström, Å Civilrätt. Liber 20:e uppl. 2007.
Gerhard, P Köprättens grunder. Liber 10:e uppl. 2008.
Further study material:
Sveriges Rikes Lag, Norstedts Juridik eller Sveriges Lagar Studentlitteratur 2008.
Frågekompendium Institutionen för handelsrätt LU. Säljes genom vaktmästeriet/ receptionen, Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum I, Tycho Brahes väg 1.