Recap: Private Law


Course Objective

(a) Subject-specific learning outcomes
The graduate has academic knowledge and insight of the:
1. Core doctrines and system of contract, tort, property and company
law, in particular of:
- Tort law
- Contract law
- Property law
2. Relation between EU law and national law in these areas.

(b) Academic learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
- Critically reflect on and contextualize legal sources, detect
structures of legal reasoning and distinguish between principled and
peripheral matters of law
- Identify different areas of private law and articulate similarities
and differences between them
- Offer interpretations of rules in light of changing circumstances

(c) Social and communication learning outcomes
The student is able to:
- Present her analysis of case law or academic writings
- Provide feedback on the work of other students
- Select reliable sources to solve and/or articulate a point of view in
a case (study) in these areas

Course Content

The course ‘Recapitulation – Private law’, taught in the second semester
of the third year, has a twofold objective. First, it serves to
recapitulate the core elements of private law that were discussed in the
first two years, and to introduce a number of core elements not yet
introduced. Secondly, it serves to deepen the understanding of those
elements by reflecting on the particularities of the relevant areas of

Teaching Methods

Seminars (Attendance is mandatory)

Method of Assessment

Written exam

General Information

Course Code R_RecPriL
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator prof. dr. J.M. Harte
Examiner prof. dr. J.M. Harte
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration