Checking date: 12/01/2020

Course: 2019/2020

The Philosphy of Law
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)

Coordinating teacher: CUENCA GOMEZ, PATRICIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Theory and Sociology of Law
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1.- Knowledge of the differences and points of contact between the Philosophy of Law, the Science of Law and Law Sciences. 2.- Awareness of the necessary interdisciplinary view of the legal problems. 3.- Proper understanding of the different conceptions of the legal phenomenon and the importance of adopting each of them with respect to philosophical and legal issues discussed in the course. 4.- Ability to use the principles and values as working tools in the interpretation of law, as well as a critical awareness of them. 5.- Critical awareness of legal analysis and development of legal dialectic. 6.- Knowledge and analysis techniques that allow rational debate of controversial issues of law that are of major importance from the ethical point of view.
Description of contents: programme
1.- The meaning of Philosophy of Law 2.- Legal Positivism and postpositivism 3.- Constitutional Democray and adjudication 4.- Problems of legal ethics
Learning activities and methodology
The teaching methodology will include: 1.- Lectures (large group) (see the course schedule): it will be explained each of the agenda items of the subject, delving into those issues that, considered most important or difficult, deserving of wider attention. To facilitate the student's work the professor will locate in Aula Global materials considered appropiate. 2.- Practical classes (small group) (see the course schedule): in them, proceed to delve into different aspects of the program through the resolution of practical cases, texts comments, etc..To facilitate the student's work the professor will locate in Aula Global materials considered appropiate. 3.- Each professor will indicate the corresponding tutorial schedules.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • DIAZ, E.. Curso de Filosofía del Derecho. Marcial Pons. 1998
  • DIAZ, E.. Sociología y Filosofía del Derecho. Tecnos. 1984
  • FERNÁNDEZ, E.. Teoría de la justicia y derechos humanos. Debate. 1984
  • FERNÁNDEZ, E. . Estudios de Etica Jurídica.. Debate. 1990
  • GONZÁLEZ VICEN, F. . Estudios de Filosofía del Derecho.. Universidad de La Laguna. 1979
  • PECES-BARBA, G. . Introducción a la Filosofía del Derecho. . Debate. 1983
  • PECES-BARBA, G.:. Diez lecciones sobre Ética, Poder y Derecho, . Dykinson. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.