Course detail

Principles of Law

FP-UzpPAAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course focuses on areas relating to civil law and labour law, providing an insight into its general terminology. Also dealt with are the following topics: Participants of legal relations and their representation. Property right. Liability for damages, unjust enrichment. Inheritance. Civil obligation law. Contracts according to the civil law. Employment. Rights and duties of an employee and an employer.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be made familiar with law terminology and regulations and will be capable of reading of the law.
Students will be able to consider the rights or liabilities with respect to their creation, change, extinction and security, as well as the running of the limitation period, to evaluate the situation and take necessary measures.
Students will be made familiar with contract law discovering the advantages and disadvantages of the contractual agreements. Also discussed will be the possibilities of employment contracts and the rights of employees and employers.


Students are expected to have general knowledge of law at secondary school level.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

JANKŮ, M. a kol. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. 5. vydání. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2013.. 568 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-494-0.
Zákon č. 262/2006 Sb., zákoník práce, ve znění p. p.
JANKŮ, KELBLOVÁ, UHLÍŘOVÁ, ZAPLETALOVÁ. Nové občanské právo v kostce. Stručný úvod. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2014. 336 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-516-9.
BĚLINA, M. a kol. Pracovní právo. 6. vydání. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2014. 496 s. ISBN 978-80-7400-283-0.
Zákon č. 99/1963 Sb., občanský soudní řád (CS)
Zákon č. 120/2001 Sb., exekuční řád
HENDRYCH,D. a kol.: Právnický slovník. 2. rozšířené vydání. Praha. C.H.BECK 2003. 1340 s. ISBN 80-7179-740-5
Zákon č. 182/2006 Sb., insolvenční zákon
MADAR, Z. a kol.: Slovník českého práva 1. a 2. díl: A-O a P-Z. 1. vydání. Praha. Linde 1995. 1390 s. ISBN: 80-85647-62-1
Zákon č. 89/2012 Sb., občanský zákoník, ve znění p. p.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching takes the form of two-hour lectures. The lecture includes a presentation of the basic concepts and principles and illustrative examples.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

A course-unit credit is not awarded for this course.
The exam has a written form. It is a test with questions (open and closed questions). The classification of this module is in accordance with the rules of the Faculty of Business and Management.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Basic terms, the theory of law, legal acts. Period of limitation, preclusion
2. Civil substantive law – terminology, its history, participants in civil-law relations and their representation
3. Property right - ownership, co-ownership
4. Community property
5. Property right - things foreign
6. Heirship
7. Law of obligaitons - contracts.
8. Liability for damage – unjust enrichment, inheritance.
9. Labour law – terminology, participants in labour-law relations and their representation.
10. Employment - creation and change
11. Employment - end, severance payments
12. Working time regulations, period of rest, overtime, holiday entitlement, remuneration for work.
13. Liability of an employer and an employee for damage caused.


The main objective of the course is to provide students with a general introduction to and explanation of the disciplines relating to the civil law with an emphasis on business activities. Students will be made familiar with the related terminology and regulations governing this area. They will also learn how to apply the terminology and regulations in relevant practice. For example, they will be able to consider the object of a contract, as well as possible consequences of a legal act.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is not compulsory. The course includes lectures only; there are no seminars.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer