FAMILY LAW:
Family Law
Chair of Family Law
Family Law
Study: Law - 3. semester
Code: 31878
ECTS: 8.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Dubravka Hrabar
prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Korać Graovac
prof. dr. sc. Irena Majstorović
doc. dr. sc. Anica Čulo Margaletić
doc. dr. sc. Ivana Milas Klarić
doc. dr. sc. Ivan Šimović
Basic data
Family Law Law - 3. semester
8.0 31878
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Dubravka Hrabar

Tuesdays from 10,00

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 27/II
prof. dr. sc. Aleksandra Korać Graovac

Tuesdays 10.30-12 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 29/II
prof. dr. sc. Irena Majstorović

Thursdays 10-11,30

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 28/II
doc. dr. sc. Anica Čulo Margaletić

Thursday, 10-11.30 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 38
doc. dr. sc. Ivana Milas Klarić Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 5
doc. dr. sc. Ivan Šimović

Wednesday, 10.30 - 12 am

Trg Republike Hrvatske 3, room 301/III
Literature
Alinčić, M.; Hrabar, D.; Jakovac-Lozić, D.; Korać Graovac, A.; Obiteljsko pravo; Narodne novine (2007), str. 1-544
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Alinčić, M.; Bakarić Abramović, A.; Belajec, V.; Dika, M.; Hrabar, D.; Hrvatin, B.; Jakovac-Lozić, D.; Korać Graovac, A.; Obiteljski zakon - tekst zakona s napomenama, uputama i sudskom praksom; Narodne novine (2013)
Description
The concept and characteristics of family law. Family law relations. Matrimonial law. Legal regulation of unmarried couples and same sex partnership. Relations between parents and children. Determination and denial of the child s origin. Legal regulation of medically supported conception. Rights of the child. Parental care. Adoption, guardianship, maintenance. Property relations among family members. Family law regulation of the protection from violence in the family.
Exam dates
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

Having successfully finished the course, the student shall be able to:

Knowledge

- define the importance of the most important family law institutes within the legal

system

- list open questions

- define the most important family law institutes

- name the fundamental principles of family law regulation

Comprehension

- discuss the important social and legal topics, on the basis of valid legal

arguments

- describe the contents and scope of particular family law institutes

- explain the meaning of passing the family law regulations, as a means of

intervening in the relationships between family members

- report on the open questions, on the basis of the legal analysis

- identify the trends in family law

- recognise the basic characteristics of the most important institutes of family

law

Application

- interpret family law provisions

- use current professional literature

- demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired during the studies

- demonstrate high level of understanding of family law provisions

Analysis

- distinguish basic and permanent characteristics of family law institutes from

the variable ones

- analyse the meaning of a particular legal provision and its consequences

- compare universal family law provisions during history to the contemporary

state

- select key questions in which family law systems require improvements

Synthesis

- propose the needed changes of family law systems de lege ferenda

- formulate basic challenges family law is facing

- construct new models of functioning of state bodies in family law matters

- assemble relevant court practice of European courts (European court of

human rights and European court of justice) in regards important family law

institutes

Evaluation

- judge the quality of legislative changes and practical procedures

- assess the advantages and shortcomings of family law systems de lege lata

- evaluate one's standpoints from the viewpoint of tolerance

- assess the quality of common European family law principles

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully mastering the course, students gain:

- competence of independent professional work:

- competence to critically assess the most important family law issues

- competence to adapt to a new situation and changes in legislation

- competence to draw argumented conclusions and timely and adequately work in practice

 

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

1. Written examination

Written examination is a test of klnowledge with questions of an essay type. Students are expected to know and understand the subject matter well, and to connect the facts and institutes.

2. Oral examination

Oral examination as a rule represents significantly more than exact reproduction of learned facts, so the students are expected to understand the subject matter well, and to connect the facts.

 

Grading criteria

Written examination consists of six open questions of an essay type. The maximum of five points can be earned by each answer, and 50% is required for passing. The written examination is graded according to the following scale:

0-14 points / insufficient (1)

15-18 points / sufficient (2)

19-23 points / good (3)

24-27 points / very good (4)

28-30 points / excellent (5)

 

The oral examination is an interview with the student which requires understanding of the subject matter and connecting the facts.

The final grade is in general an arithmetic mean of the grades earned in the written and oral part of the examination. In cases where one segment was significantly more successful than the other, in general the success in the oral part of the examination, the final grade may be higher.