The language of law: uses of the word “law”; law and morality; legal norms; types of norms; rules and principles; legal rights.
Production of legal norms: norms of competence; legal sources; primitive and derived norms; legal statutes.
Constitutions, constituent power, types of constitutions, the “constitutionalization” of legal systems.
Legal system: concepts of legal system; normative hierarchies; legal validity; the components of a legal system; the structure of a legal system; normative conflicts; time and norms.
The state: “powers” of the state; separation and balancing of powers; constitutional judicial review; sovereignty.
Legal interpretation: meanings of “legal interpretation”; indeterminacy of law; legal gaps; legal interpretation and legal construction; science of law; application of law.