Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. GEMA60 overlaps following cours/es: TNX011 and VFR140. Optional for: A3, B4, BI3, C4, D4, E4, F4, I4, ID5, K4, KID1, M4, MD4, MID1, N3, Pi4, RH4, V4, W3. Course coordinator: Senior lecturer Peter Gerhard,, Department of Business Law. 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:

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

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.

Adlercreutz, A Avtal. Lärobok i allmän avtalsrätt. Norstedts juridik 12:e uppl. 2009.
Agell, A & Malmström, Å Civilrätt. Liber 20:e uppl. 2007.
Gerhard, P Köprättens grunder. Liber 10:e uppl. 2008.
Gerhard, P & Norinder, H: Marknadsrättens grunder, Gleerups förlag 2009.
Further study material:
Sveriges Rikes Lag, Norstedts Juridik eller Sveriges Lagar Studentlitteratur 2009.
Frågekompendium Institutionen för handelsrätt LU. Säljes genom vaktmästeriet/ receptionen, Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum I, Tycho Brahes väg 1.