Family Patrimonial Law

ldroi2105  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Family Patrimonial Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
4 credits
30.0 h
Sosson Jehanne; Tainmont Fabienne;
Main themes
The course includes necessarily the specific study of successions law and liberalities law. But, taking into account the objectives assigned to the course, it will integrate as well the study of the various legal rules, and in particular family law rules, matrimonial law rules and fiscal law rules, which are likely to govern the consequences of the death of a person, for instance when a person is called to planify her death, or when after the death of a person, the people she was closed to and / or her heirs have to collect the rights and obligations she left or have to carry out and to deal with various obligations and formalities related to the death.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course family patrimonial right has as primary aim to initiate the students to a specific branch of the civil law which could not be taught in the program of the baccalaureat : successions and liberalities (Book III of the Civil code, Titles I and II). Beyond this objective of basic knowledge essential to the comprehension of a particular branch of the substantive law, the course has as second objective to come back, during the second cycle of the law studies, to the analysis of a specific thematic of the social life - family relations - allowing the students to develop a competence of critical reflection relating to the way family relations are currently apprehended and controlled in the contemporary society and a competence of application of the law in the concrete situations. To achieve this second aim, the course will not be limited to a study of the specific rules of successions and liberalities law but will integrate it in a broader perspective taking account of the management and transmission of the inheritances within the family and of the incidence that the death of a close relation has on family life.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Law