Estonian Leagal System
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Eesti õiguskord
Course title in English
Estonian Leagal System
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To provide an overview of Estonian legislation and its system, focusing on the legal acts in public law and the main fields of law not covered by other subjects of the minor of public law.
Brief description of the course
The structure of Estonian legal system. The basic laws in the main fields of Estonian law. The central legal acts in public law. Constitutional institutions. System and institutions of governance. Judicial system and basics of legal proceedings. Local government. Legal chancellor, the bar association, prosecutor’s office, notaries public and other fields and professions of lawyers. Diplomatic arrangements. State property law.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Knowledge of the system of Estonian legislative acts, structure of laws and the content of central legislation in Estonian public law;
Skills to write a longer paper, to present it and defend in a class discussion.

Reena Säästla
Prerequisite course 1