Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

DROI1314 - Personal, family and matrimonial regime law (+ exercises session without casus)


Credits : 7

Lecturers :
Teaching assistant :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , second term, 60 hours of theory and 6 hours of tutorials without cases.

Timetable :
Second term
Tuesday from 08:30 to 10:30 at 43 Botanique 1
Friday from 15:45 to 17:45 at 43 Botanique 1

Language of instruction :

Learning outcomes :
Programmed in the third year program of the Bachelor of Law, the “law of persons and family law” course has two aims: to provide a general training to law students in a particular discipline of positive law; and, as a third year course of the bachelor of Law, to continue to develop a proper legal competence allowing students to apprehend in a precise, rigorous and in-depth manner the meaning and scope of certain rules of law.

This course, will therefore be presented from a double angle:
- On one hand, to allow the student to learn and assimilate the rules of positive Belgian law in the principal subjects of law of persons and family law;
- On the other hand, to initiate the student to the understanding of the main issues by the evolutions which affect the status of the individual human being as well as the family and emotional relationships.

Prerequisites :
Co-requisites :

Course contents :
This course is named: “Law of persons, family and matrimonial regime law”.
Indeed, it studies the rules of law that govern on the one hand the status of a human person and on the other hand the organization of family relationships
This course is made up of three distinct parts:

- A general introduction
- Part I : Legal status of the human person
- Part II : Couples
- Part III : Children

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
As a basic course in the third year of Bachelor, the law of persons and family law course will be taught primarily as a lecture, that is to say, a presentation of the essential and minimal knowledge of the discipline taught by teachers both in oral sessions and through "syllabi" made available to the students.
Lecture notes are available to students, as well as PowerPoint slides. The latter complement the former.
It must be emphasized that the examination material is everything that is contained in the written notes submitted by the professors and not just what would have been "said" in class. Students are therefore asked to study the notes provided by the professors in Moodle and not just the notes they would have taken in class or notes from their peers.
This classical teaching method will be completed exercise sessions (tutorials) that will be lead by a scientific staff member.

These two complementary approaches aim to stimulate the students' personal learning skills both for the theoretical deepening of the subject matter and critical reflection, and for the understanding and concrete application of family law rules.

Assessment methods and criteria :
The knowledge and competences acquired during the lecture, through the syllabi written by the two professors of the course and also through individual work of reading and comprehension of texts made available for the students in the syllabus I, will be assessed during the exam period in a written examination composed of four questions.

During the correction of the written examination, special attention will be paid both to the students' capacity to express themselves with rigour, clarity and precision while explaining the rules of law, and to the students' capability to critically comprehend the socio-political stakes of the major issues of law of persons and family law.

During the entire examination, the students may refer to the legal and statutory texts, which are allowed at the examination. These documents cannot contain any annotations but can be underlined or highlighted by the students.
The student is allowed to:
(a) underline or highlight words or phrases ;
b) circle words (not single letters);
c) make numerical references from article to article with the initials of the corresponding standard, if applicable. It is specified that these references must be limited to what is strictly necessary.
Post-it notes" may be used, but they may not include any annotation except the title of specific Law (for example Loi du 28 mai 2002 relative l'euthanasie) as described on the Code and on the page where the post-it is put

Recommended or required reading :
See the vadecum on Moodle in the introduction of the course.

Other information :
Course notes made available to students prior to the course via Moodle.