JUR 3608 Law III

JUR 3608 Law III

Course code: 
JUR 3608
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Monica Viken
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Product category: 
Bachelor of Law and Business - Programme Courses
2018 Spring
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Course type: 
One semester

The course focuses on public law regarding market regulations, intellectual property right and questions related to monetary claims and company law that may be relevant for an enterprise, including human rights. The course is organized in four sub-courses:

  • Competition law
  • Marketing Law
  • Financial crime
  • Human rights

The course applies a problem-based learning approach. The teaching is therefore composed of traditional lectures and seminar teaching. After the subject for the seminar has been introduced the students work on assignments in study groups. The assignments will then be reviewed in a plenary.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

During the course the students will:

  • Become familiar with rules protecting the average consumer in marketing law
  • Become familiar with intellectual property law
  • Gain good knowledge of regulations concerning business practice
  • Gain good knowledge of the most important elements in competition law
  • Become familiar with both special and general provisions of criminal law
  • Become familiar with criminal rules, with special focus on financial crime in tax law
  • Have an overview of human rights as part of Norwegian law and international law
  • Understand human rights as part of the social responsibility of business enterprises.


Learning outcomes - Skills

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse legal problems in cases concerning intellectual property and marketing law and give an account of the legal aspects in these areas
  • Give an account of competition law and the impact of EU-law
  • Give an account of special provisions in financial crime law and be able to assess whether an act is illegal
  • Identify a human rights law problem and be able to find relevant sources
  • Knowing how and when one may follow up on questions of human rights
Learning Outcome - Reflection

At the end of the course the students will:

  • Have developed the ability to see the ethical parts of a legal problem in competition and marketing law
  • Have the ability to assess legal phrases such as “good marketing practice” and “good business practice” in an ethical perspective.
  • Have developed a special ethical consciousness when assessing legal terms in criminal law
  • Understand how human rights are a metalegal problem that maya rise in a number of situations
  • Recognise that an inflation of human rights might devalue its fundamental core
  • Be able to see the relationship between the standards of society and legal rules in connection with financial crime.
Course content

Marketing Law and Intellectual property law

  • Trademark law, consumer name law, design law, patent law and copyright
  • The interplay between intellectual property law and marketing law
  • The protection of consumers in marketing law
  • The regulations of business practice in marketing law. Good marketing practice
  • Enforcement of regulations in marketing law

Competition law

  • Prohibition and public intervention in competition law
  • Legal influence in private law
  • Information requirements and sanctions
  • Competition law and Norwegian Competition Authority
  • EEA-regulations

Financial crime

  • Crime law
  • Special provisions in financial crime
  • Misuse of funds and corruption
  • Aggravated receiving
  • Crime related to obligations
  • Creditor protection

Human rights

  • The scope of human rights
  • Norwegian Constitutional Articles on Human Rights and International Human Rights Conventions
  • Norwegian Enterprises and Human Rights
Learning process and requirements to students

The duration of the course is 81 teaching hours consisting of lectures and seminars covering the four sub-courses.

The lectures are regular teaching in the auditorium. In the seminars the students are organized in study groups for discussions and solving assignments. The assignments that the students have worked on in the study groups will be reviewed in class in a plenary session. Students are required to take an active part in the seminars. Two or three voluntary hand-in assignments are set in the course. The students will be given a tentative grade and individual feedback on these hand-in assignments.

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

JUR 3420 Business Law or JUR 3631 Marketing Law and ethics.

Exam category: 
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Written submission
Support materials: 
  • Laws and regulations, including offprints of laws and law drafts
6 Hour(s)
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Examination every semester
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
42 Hour(s)
Other in classroom
39 Hour(s)
Prepare for teaching
85 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
154 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
74 Hour(s)
6 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 15 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 400 hours.