Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2022-23


Dual and online teaching will be carried out synchronously through the virtual classroom


The subject of History of Law and Institutions is a compulsory subject at the BA in Law, and the matter that contributes to the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities required in the exercise of the profession of lawyer; the object of knowledge of Spanish Legal History is the evolution of law throughout History, apart from the preserved remains of habitation and written vestiges of the past.

The course program's structure focus attention in improving the progressive knowledge of the History of Law in the Península Ibérica and in the overseas territories as well,

- To justify and motivate the peculiarities of contemporary law

- To develop the ability to apply their knowledge of legal sources in solving problems by making reasoned decisions

- Similarly, the program of this subject pays attention to enhance the ability to draft written reports, drafts and scientific papers, according to the parameters of quality required at the Faculty

- Building the capacity for oral presentations from written exercises in order to develop skills for the practice of law.

History of Spanish Law and Institutions enables students to acquire knowledge and skills for the conceptual and methodological approach to the law, sources and institutions in different legal systems; therefore, the subject also recalls in the origin and the foundation of the current law to economic, political and social levels. The matters and disciplines with which it relates are: Roman Law, Economics, Right to Freedom of Religion and Beliefs, Theory of Law and Philosophy of Law.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for oral and written communication.
  • CG2 : Information and communication technology skills.
  • CG3 : Capacity to communicate in a foreign language.
  • CG4 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG5 : Develop the capacity for organisation and planning.
  • CG8 : Capacity for teamwork.
  • CG9 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Awareness of the importance of Law as a system for regulating social relationships.
  • CE14 : Understanding of the main public and private institutions in their genesis and as a whole.
  • CE15 : Understand the different ways laws are created through historical evolution and current reality.
  • CE16 : Understand and handle legal research methods and techniques.
  • CE2 : Perceive the unitary nature of the legal code and the interdisciplinary vision required for legal problems.
  • CE6 : Capacity to read and interpret legal texts.
  • CE7 : Capacity to write legal documents.
  • CE8 : Master computer techniques for obtaining legal information (legislative, jurisprudential and bibliographical databases) and have the ability to use the Internet to obtain information and communicate data.
  • CE9 : Acquire critical conscience in analysing legal codes and the development of legal dialectics.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2022-23

Intellectual skills:

1. An ability to understand Spanish Law as the final outcome of a complex legal issues.
2. An ability to analyse  the legal diversity issues within a political unit.
3. An ability to identify the different ways of creation of Spanish law in history.
4. An ability to explain the genesis of legal (public and private) institutions on the basis of the vestiges of Law.
5. An ability to bring together information derived from a number of different historical sources, to distinguish the main and the secondary ones, the relevant from the irrelevant.
6. And ability to explain following coherent arguments.
7. An ability to think critically about the Law in History and envisage its reform


Practical skills:

1. An ability to interpret primary historical sources (legal, jurisprudential and doctrinal).
2. An ability to read and digest legal historical documents critically at the content.
3. An ability to use  computer applications to obtain historical-legal information (legislation databases, jurisprudence and historical bibliography).
4. An ability to write reports about legal historical issues.
5. An ability to explain as oral presentation or poster historical and legal issues.
6. An ability to use, organise and introduce critical sources of information, especially TIC (Techniques of Information and Communication).
7. An ability to use legal documents and literature in other languages for application to the legal context.


Transferable skills:

1. An ability to acquire critical thinking.
2. An ability to work constructively as a member of a team or group.
3. An ability to develop the spirit of entrepreneurship and collaborative iniciative.
4. An ability to encourage leadership in the area of specialty from the advanced knowledge.
5. To promote self-learning and adapting to new situations.
6. An ability to respect the individual and cultural differences within the team as a fundamental right.
7. An ability to evaluate dissenting opinions, and to  maintain critical distance from
one’s own arguments and ideas.







Code: 19002
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,80
Practical credits: 0,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,8
    Practical credits: 0,6
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught