DERE-1101 Introduccion al Derecho

The course aims at attaining the following general objectives: (1) Introducing the student to the study of three general problems in Law: its definition, or answering the question: What is Law?, second, its structure and functions, or the question: How is the Law? and finally, the relation between Law and justice, (2) Developing critical thinking regarding different definitions of Law and the different functions attributed to it, and (3) Studying thoroughly certain key concepts in understanding the expressions of the legal phenomenon and those who reflect or operate upon it, as well as incorporating and structuring elements that allow students to evaluate, legally, the general problems in Law. Additionally, the purpose of the course is to develop writing skills, since it is deemed fundamental in academic life and in the professional career of an attorney.