Course: Introduction to Law and legal aspects of media communication

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Course title Introduction to Law and legal aspects of media communication
Course code KBO/4224
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Chuchút Michal, Mgr. LL.M.
Course content
1. Introduction to Law (law concept and legal standards, public and private regulation, the fields of rights). 2. Creating and sources of law (legislative process, pyramid of legal force, basic principles of law). 3. Separation of powers, the rule of law (division of power in the state, the impact of the judicial power on the legislation). 4. Legal acts and legal reality in practice (theory of legal act, legal fact). 5. Selected chapters of civil rights. 6. Civil and commercial obligations. 7. Theory of companies (types of companies, responsibility relations within the company). 8. Labour relations (basic aspects of the employment relationship, rights and obligations of the employer). 9. Principles of European Law (Functioning of the EU, its institutions). 10. Introduction to Criminal Law. 11. Selected chapters of media law (concept, subjects, legal consequences of infringement); regulation of public media. 12. Legal regulation of advertising in the private and public media. 13. Current trends in Czech law and European Union law. 14. End - preparation for the exam.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
This course is focsed on basics aspects of law in Czech republic with the emphasis on practical knowledge. Students will have basic awarness about functioning of the legal system and judiciary after the course. With regard to specializations the problematics of public media and its legal status, legislation of advertisiment and also the protection of personality topic are incorporated in the course. The course is closed with written exam.
Student is familiar with the current development trends in the field of freedom of expression in today's media, knows the principles of advertising and public regulation of private regulation of unfair competition.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Boguszak, J., Čapek, J., Gerloch, A. Teorie práva. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2001.
  • Gerloch, A. Teorie a praxe tvorby práva.. Praha: ASPI, 2008.
  • Gerloch, A. Teorie práva. 4. upr. vyd.. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2007.
  • Knap, K. Ochrana osobnosti podle občanského práva. 4. přeprac. a dopl. vyd.. Praha: Linde, 2004.
  • Schelle, K. a kol. Základy práva. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2004.
  • Weinberger, O. Norma a instituce: úvod do teorie práva. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Czech Language for Media and Public Sphere (A14) Philological sciences 2 Summer