Course Code : LAW 107

Course Title : Introduction to Northern & Southern Cyprus Legal Systems

Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hours lecture per week, 1 (1-hour) tutorial every week

Who may enrol : Compulsory for Year 1 (Freshman) LLB. Students

Prerequisites : N/A

Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020

Description : This is an introductory course aimed at the student who is studying law for the first time. The course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental legal concepts, terms, processes and principles, and the manner in which law is created and administered. It focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems. The second aim of this course is to introduce the students to the key structures of Northern & Southern Cyprus Law, including both the Courts’ structure and the hierarchy of the rules of law. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize the framework, within which the Northern & Southern Cyprus Law operates and understand the core principle of the rule of law as well as the separation amongst the functions, the legislative, executive and judicial powers.

Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :

  1. Reading lists and other materials will be provided for students registered on the course via online by lecturer.

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95 % compulsory.