DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000486

Private International Law

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Laima Vaigė (Email: laimatrof@mruni.eu)

a. o: Laima Vaigė

Institute of International and European Union Law


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

1 semester

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

The purpose of the course unit “Private international law” is the following: students will have an analytic capacity to explain the links between main concepts of private international law and modern legal acts, and the skills to solve relevant private international law problems in legal practice, to provide suggestions on legal provisions, formulate them, analyze and interpret, and to present their position to various auditoriums.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Will be able to analyze the purpose of private international law, its place in the legal system of Lithuania, the history of its formation and development, to compare analytically the concept of private international law in different legal systems.

1.problem solving

The test on verification of theoretic knowledge, control work.

Will qualify legal relation with foreign element, will apply private international law provisions established in national, international and EU law, will reasonably base decision on solving relevant private international law problems.

1.problem solving

Student‘s achievements are assessed during seminars by solving problematic practical case

Will collect and interpret the data in the field of private international law, which are needed in order to solve important social, scientific and ethical problems.

1.problem solving

The test on verification of theoretic knowledge, control work.

Will present information, ideas, and solutions in the context of private international law.

1.problem solving

Student‘s achievements are assessed during seminars by solving problematic practical case

Will be able to analyze, interpret and comment the content of institutes of private international law, international civil procedure, labour and other legal institutes important in the field of private international law, in the contexts of EU law and international comparative legal regulation and will be able to apply these principles in legal practice.

1.problem solving

Student‘s achievements are assessed during seminars by solving problematic practical case


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

2. General questions of jurisdictional conflicts

2

1

3

7

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

3. Jurisdictional conflicts: general and special rules

3

2

5

7

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

4. Jurisdictional conflicts: family cases and disputes over interim measures

2

1

3

7

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

5. Contractual jurisdiction.

2

1

3

8

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

6. Refusal to assume jurisdiction

2

1

3

10

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

7. International judicial cooperation in civil procedure

1

1

2

3

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

8. Choice of law rules

2

1

3

4

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

9. Establishing the applicable law

2

1

3

10

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

10. The problems of applicable law, refusal to apply foreign law

2

1

3

10

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

11. Law applicable to Persons

1

1

2

4

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

12. Law applicable to Contracts

2

1

3

8

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

13. Law applicable to Non contractual obligations

2

1

3

7

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

14. Law applicable to property

1

1

2

4

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

15. Law applicable to family and equivalent relations

2

1

3

8

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

17. Questions of applicable law in the context of international arbitration

2

1

3

5

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

18. Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and court decisions

2

1

3

5

Reading of scientific literature, analysis of the relevant CJEU practice

1. Introduction to Private international law. Sources of Private International Law.

2

1

3

5

Reading of scientific literature.

Overall

32

18

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During the semester

1 points: a student is actively involved into debate, answers difficult questions, raises relevant problems and provides critical comments; 0,5 point: a student participates in discussions and is able to answer questions; 0 points: a student almost does not participate in a discussion, or does not participate in more than 1/3 practice sessions

Colloquium

30

After two thirds of the course

20 question test

Examination

50

During exam session

During the exam students deal with the practical task that comprises the practical situation. Assessing the answers one should take into account the level of knowledge, the ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practical situation, student’s ability to ground his position and the relevance of the sources chosen to substantiate the position.