A new textbook and methodological guide for law students, FCGC

The Law study program within the Faculty of Constructions, Geodesy and Cadastre has registered two valuable editorials in its record: the textbook “Civil Law. Introduction” (500 p.) and the methodical work “Civil law. Introduction (practical study: cases, case studies)” (220 p.), elaborated based on the curriculum of the Civil Law 1 course, provided for first year students. Authors: associate professor, Dr. Viorica URSU and lect. Natalia CHIRIAC.

A long-awaited manual and methodological guide, due to many changes in the Modernized Civil Code of the Republic of Moldova, entered into force on 01.03.2019, but also for the fact that Civil Law 1 is one of the 4 parts of Civil Law, included in the Bachelor’s exam of Law.

Civil law is the fundamental discipline of higher legal education. In the system of national law, but also in other systems of law, Civil Law has a particularly important role – through its norms, it contributes to the protection of the patrimonial and non-patrimonial values ​​of natural and legal persons. Civil law is also a guarantee of the formation of a correct legal conscience, as well as the observance and consolidation of morality. An important aspect of the role of civil law in the national law system is its position or function of being a common law compared to other branches of law. This means that whenever another neighboring branch of law does not contain its own legal rules governing a certain aspect of a legal relationship or when its rules are insufficient, the corresponding rule of civil law will be used. In fact, some branches of law expressly provide for the borrowing of legal norms from civil law.

The issue of the course is based on the legislation in force, the legal literature and judicial practice, and the purpose is to transmit knowledge on the evolution and timeliness of various notions in the field of civil law; knowledge of the provisions of the Modernized Civil Code of the Republic of Moldova, as well as other normative acts in force, but also the formation of practical skills to correctly apply knowledge in various specific situations and to find the correct solutions. The theme is formulated in such a way as to stimulate the students’ independent thinking, their interest to understand the problems in their activity, to develop their preoccupation for the systematic individual study.

In the same vein, the methodological guide is a unique tool, designed to contribute to the enrichment of applied knowledge, facilitating the application of information gained in the course on solving cases, provided for all topics in the manual “Civil Law. Introduction”. Each topic is represented by a case study, so that the student is aware of the volume of knowledge necessary for legal files, the possibility and the way of solving the problem, the correct application and interpretation of the legislation in force, which is necessary and natural for students of Law – future lawyers.

Feeling joyous about this accomplishment, the authors, associate professor, Dr. Viorica URSU and lect. Natalia CHIRIAC wanted to express sincere thanks to all those who supported them throughout this effort: to the reviewer of the works – associate professor, Dr. Igor TROFIMOV, head of department, “Ştefan cel Mare” Academy of the Ministry of Interior; associate professor, Dr. Ina BOSTAN, head of Law Program; prof., Dr. Svetlana ALBU, head of the Engineering, Law and Evaluation of Real Estate Department, FCGC; associate professor, Dr. Livia NISTOR-LOPATENCO, dean of FCGC; but also the members of the FCGC Council, the UTM Senate, who appreciated and approved the editing of the two works; UTM Publishing House, which provided the printing so that students can benefit from the new textbook and methodological guide for the discipline “Law” from September 1, 2020.

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