Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

429 - Degree in Public Management and Administration

29019 - Contracts and Companies

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
29019 - Contracts and Companies
Faculty / School:
228 - Facultad de Empresa y Gestión Pública
429 - Degree in Public Management and Administration
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

This course combines both theoretical and practical aspects. Its teaching requires a combination of lecturing and case-method-oriented sessions as well as individual out-of-class student work. This out-of-class work will be oriented and monitored by the professor in charge of the course.

5.2. Learning tasks

Lectures: Lectures by the professor have to be combined with case-solving sessions so that the students can show their analysis and problem-solving skills. There are 30 hrs of lectures. The knowledge and skills acquired by attending lectures will enhance students’ performance when participating in case-solving sessions and when doing their out-of-class work.
Case-solving sessions: to get the most out of these sessions, the group is divided into two subgroups. There are 30 hrs of case-solving sessions. Through case-method sessions, students are motivated to participate in class and to develop not only their skills in identifying and analysing legal problems but also their oral expression abilities.

To follow these sessions, students are required to do some legal and judiciary research in Law databases. These sessions will help students to become familiar with legal terms and expressions.

Tutorials and seminars: The aforementioned activities are completed with tutorials and seminars that are quite useful to solve students’ queries about the topics dealt with in lectures and case-solving sessions. Through these tutorials and seminars, the students’ out-of-class work can be oriented and monitored.
Autonomous learning or student-centred learning:

Students’ out-of-class work is essential for their learning.

This out-of-class work consists of:

  • Reading the materials handed out or set by the professor.
  • Information and materials search and analysis.
  • Analysing and solving cases set by the professor.
  • Personal study of the materials dealt with in the lectures and case-solving sessions.

5.3. Syllabus

Module I.- Principles of Patrimonial Law

Lesson 1.- Law and Economic Relationships

Lesson 2.- Law of obligations and Law of property

Lesson 3.- Trading of Goods and Services

Lesson 4.- Ownership and property acquisition

Module II.- Commercial Law

Lesson 5.- Managers and Entrepreneurs

Lesson 6.-  Registration and accounting duties

Lesson 7.- Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property Rights

Lesson 8.- Business Entities

Lesson 9.- Corporate Law (I)

Lesson 10.- Corporate Law (II)

Lesson 11.- Negotiable instruments

Lesson 12.- Bankruptcy Law

(*) Although English is widely used in all fields of knowledge, it is a complicated and sometimes misleading language when trying to refer to Spanish Law isntitutes. This is particularly evident in Civil Law concepts that are quite difficult to translate into legal English.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

The calendar will be presented to the students at the beginning of the course.

Working time (in hours):
Attendance to theoretical classes: 35 hours
Attendance to practical classes: 25 hours
Tutoring assistance: 10
Autonomous student work (case preparation, study): 75
Testing: 5 hours
Total student work: 150 (6 ECTS)

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

[BB: Basic bibliography / BC: Complementary bibliography]

BB Introducción al derecho para los Grados de Economía y Empresa / Blanca Leach Ros, Inmaculada Llorente Sansegundo, Ignacio Moralejo Menéndez, Anunciación Pérez Pueyo . 3ª ed. Zaragoza : Prensas de la Universidad de Zaragoza, 2017
BC Grossi, Paolo. Mitología jurídica de la modernidad / Paolo Grossi ; traducción de Manuel Martínez Neira . Madrid : Trotta, [2003]
BC Latorre, Ángel. Introducción al derecho / Ángel Latorre . 16a. ed. Barcelona : Ariel, 2000