The aim of this course is to give a broad and general introduction to the concept of law and legal methods as well as to present some of the most critical and/or practical legal issues. The lectures will be followed by seminars (study groups) where some of the pertinent aspects will be discussed and a few examples will be dealt with in detail. At the end of the course there will be a closed book written exam (a multi-choice test) and a short oral exam for which both credit and a grade will be awarded. In order to be allowed to sit for the exam, the students must attend seminars (study Groups) and successfully complete the assignment – a small research project regarding the definition of law or of the legal system