The subject of Spanish Judicial System covers a semester of 12 weeks with three hours of classes per week spread over 1.5 hours of lecture and another 1.5 hours of practical classes. However this system could be slightly modified depending on the development of the classes and practical needs of each group. The lectures will be delivered in a large group and practical classes in small groups.
The lectures will be given in large groups and will be devoted to the exposition of the fundamental concepts of the programme. Lectures will also be used to provide with the guiding thread and overall overview of the programme.
The practical classes will be held up in small groups and their contents will be as heterogeneous as possible, adapting to the particularities of the subject matter.
Among the various activities scheduled (without the prejudice to the possible modifications depending on the development of the course) the following ones are foreseen:
- Case-law exercises: the application of the positive law to real situations.
- Analysis and review of case-law.
- Preparation and presentation of certain topics.
- Opinions about current news.
- Discussion and debate on controversial legal issues.
- Watching of recordings of different trials.
- Complementary activity, likely a visit to a court or an institution (Justice, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court, CGPJ, Office, etc...)
Individual and group tutorials:
Each teacher will establish a weekly schedule for individual tutoring. The student can attend the tutorials for any questions, problems or issues that require the attention of a teacher of the subject.
On the other hand, the teacher can establish during the semester up to 3 complementary collective tutorials that in any case are voluntary. The purpose of these tutorials will be the orientation of the student, the review or clarification of specific questions on the agenda of the subject, guide for the exam, etc. These tutorials can be carried out by other teacher than one that gives the classes to the group to which a student belongs. The tutorials can be under the responsible of: teachers of the groups, assistants or fellows of the Department. The sessions will be set depending on the needs at the time of the semester considered as most suitable.