Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Compulsory for: RH4rh. Optional for: BI3, E4, E4em. Course coordinator: Lecturer Magnus Pfannenstill,, Department of Business Law. The number of participants is limited to 45 Selection criteria: Priority is given to students within the Risk Management and Safety Engineering programme and the Fire Protection Engineering programme. Selection: Number of credits remaining to obtain a degree. With regards to students having similar credit points, lottery system is applied. Assessment: Written or oral examination and an oral presentation of an earlier submitted and approved paper. Further information: Classes are given through lectures and given assignments of case studies along with individual course literature studies. Written and oral presentations of case studies. Home page:

The course aims to provide the students with knowledge of the Swedish judicial system within the areas of safety, health and environment. Students will not only be able to develop skills in identifying and applying current law rulings but also obtain a broad comprehension of the judicial structure of law that will serve as an important instrument for Risk Managers and Fire Engineers to solve practical legal problems in business, public service and the local governments.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to identify relevant legal issues within the area.

- 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 evaluate consequences of straightforward legal issues within the area.

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

- be able to demonstrate ones competence in written and oral presentations and discuss current legal disputes concerning Risk Management.

The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic knowledge of Civil Law and Administrative Law. Exercises are designed in such a way that students can put into practice existing judicial rulings taking into consideration technical and economical correlation. Special emphasis is placed on reading and understanding legal texts.

Agell, A & Malmström, Å Civilrätt. Liber 17th ed 2001 or later according to reading instructions.
Setterlid, R Offentlig tillsyn enligt miljöbalken. Nordstedts juridik 2000.
Pfannenstill, M Course compendium and legal texts