BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE STUDY PROGRAM OF THE FACULTY OF LAW
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At the Faculty of Law of the PIM University in Lukavica, the study program Law for 4 years (240 ECTS) is conducted in the first cycle of studies and academic studies of the second cycle – master study for one year (60 ECTS).
The outcome of the learning process
Upon completion of their studies, students will acquire a wide range of knowledge from different areas of legal science dictated by the needs of the workplace, which will include law graduates but also involvement in international, especially European business flows. Graduated lawyer is qualified not only for the use and interpretation of legal norms, but more and more for creative design and creation in the domain of law.
Specific learning outcomes are determined within each subject.
Duration of studies
In order to qualify for the first cycle of studies, it is necessary to study and work at the equivalent of 240 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a period of four (4) years (or eight semesters) of full-time study.
Upon completion of the first cycle of studies, the student acquires the title of a completed undergraduate study.
Upon completion of academic studies of the first cycle, students gain the title of a graduated lawyer – 240 ECTS points, and by the end of academic studies of the second cycle, students gain the title of Master of Law – 300 ECTS points.
Method of conducting studies
The work of students is monitored continuously throughout the semester in the following way:
- regular attendance at classes,
- assessment of active participation in teaching,
- input / output colloquium,
- preparation of seminar / practical work,
- thematic checks,
- evaluating planned tasks according to the course program, etc.
Through these contents, a student collects points that are envisaged for individual activities, in accordance with the curriculum for each subject.
For the shown knowledge and activity, students are assessed according to the Law, the Statute and the Ordinance on the Organization of Educational Work.
At the beginning of the school year, the subject teacher introduces students to the rules: the way and the forms of work, the number of points that certain activities bring. The student’s success on the exam is marked and expressed in grades from 10 to 5, according to the following criteria: 10 – 95 to 100 points; 9 – 85 to 94 points; 8 – 75 to 84 points; 7 – 65 to 74 points; 6 – 55 to 64 points .; 5 – 54 points and less.
Time required for conducting studies
The required time for the study program of the first cycle of studies is four academic years or eight semesters. The student is obliged to complete all teaching obligations, pass all exams and achieve 240 ECTS points. After that, he acquires the first cycle of studies and the academic title of a graduated lawyer.
The credit value of the study program is shown in accordance with the ECTS credits
For a law degree, the student achieves 30 ECTS points for each semester, which means 60 ECTS points for the academic year and a total of 240 ECTS points for the first cycle of studies. The number of ECTS credits for each subject is specified in the curriculum.
ECTS credits for each course are calculated by the method of its participation in the total load of the academic year. The load is calculated as the number of hours of lectures and exercises for the subject. The European score system points out that the total student load in the school year is about 1,600 hours (all activities).
Estimated number of hours for individual items
The weekly teaching hours are at least 20 hours and max 25 hours. The predetermined number of classes for each subject is listed in the Curriculum.
Other issues of relevance for the performance of the study program
On the base of curriculum for the course subjects regulate the preconditions for enrollment of individual subjects.
At the first cycle of studies, final work is envisaged (it carries 0 ECTS points). The purpose of the final work is to give the student a complete presentation of the synthesis of the acquired knowledge in the study program. The final paper is presented after passing all exams from the first cycle of studies. After presentation of the final work, the student has fulfilled all teaching obligations from the first cycle of studies.