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All law courses enlisted below are open for incoming exchange students who study law at their home university. As a law student you will be contacted before your arrival with detailed information regarding your course choice.

If you are a student from another school / faculty, you can choose law courses from the University Wide Elective courses list. To register for those courses please send an email to international jura.uni-mannheim.de including (very important!!) your name, surname, home university, which faculty you are visiting in Mannheim, which level of studies you currently are (bachelor/master). Please note that some of the courses have limited places available and therefore we cannot guarantee a spot. Also please make sure to pick courses that correspond to your level (bachelor courses if you are a bachelor student and master courses if you are a master student or have already finished three years of studies). For special requirements please check the descriptions for each course.

Full time University of Mannheim students are also welcome to participate.

The ECTS points in the Course Catalogue are valid for incoming students. Please refer to those when you plan your courses, not to the ECTS points in the Portal.

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Allgemeine Rechtsgeschäftslehre einschließlich methodischer Grundlagen (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
12.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Georg Bitter
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202213:45 – 15:15SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Wednesday  (weekly) 07.09.2022 – 07.12.202212:00 – 13:30001.A Hörsaal; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Allgemeine Rechtsgeschäftslehre einschließlich methodischer Grundlagen (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
12.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Nadine Klass
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202213:45 – 15:15
Wednesday  (weekly) 07.09.2022 – 07.12.202212:00 – 13:30
An Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will introduce students to distinctive aspects that comprise the law and legal system of the United States. Topics will examine the interplay between state and federal court systems, as well as sources of law and law making, the American legal education and becoming a lawyer. We will explore key subjects from first-year law school curriculum including torts, contract, property, constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal and civil procedure. Other topics will include the jury trial, class actions, punitive damages, and practical aspects of the law in the United States, such as rules of discovery and the basics of legal research, writing and trial advocacy.

Generally, the course will be split into three parts: first, general aspects of U.S. laws and legal system; second, an overview of substantive topics in key subject areas of law; and, third, practicing law in the United States including commencing a lawsuit, research, and litigation.

Lecturer: Ms. Sheila O'Laughlin
Instructor(s):
Sheila Ann O`Laughlin
Arzthaftungsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
1
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Markus Gehrlein
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 05.09.2022 – 05.12.202213:45 – 15:15W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Climate Change and Energy Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Description:
Climate change represents a major threat that needs to be tackled on the national, regional, and international levels. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the main instruments of climate actions that require global efforts and cooperation between countries. This entails the adoption of policy measures, legal acts, and external relations guided by international agreements.
During this course, we will analyze the EU legal framework on the climate change issues and the interrelated energy policy matters. In the following part of the course, we will deal with the environmental protection actions on the international level, with special attention to the United Nations climate regime. Furthermore, the influence of the environmental requirements on international trade will be also explored, with a focus on the World Trade Organization rules.
Next to the results of the final written (online) exam, the results from seminar papers will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Comparative Law I: European Legal Traditions (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Registration procedure:

This class makes the nature of Comparative Law as well as its functions and aims accessible to students from different legal backgrounds. As studying even one legal system fully is difficult and time-consuming, the course must necessarily take a selective approach to comparative law and to the multitude of legal systems in the world. The class Comparative Law I therefore will focus on European Legal Traditions, whose similarities and differences are an important driver of European harmonization. Matching the overall aim of this module the course will focus on private law and business law aspects of comparative law.

The course has three main components. The first part will cover the origins and utility of comparative law, its aims, tools and methods. This part will particularly focus on the legal orders, which the participants of the class are most familiar with.

The main second part of the course will look at common features of generally accepted concepts of both contract law and of building bricks necessary for any business law, such as division of work, liability, tort law and insurance. The different possible solutions for these problems, which appear in different forms in many jurisdictions, will be presented, followed by an analysis of how they are governed by legal orders belonging to different legal families. Lines of influence and hybrids will similarly be covered.

Furthermore, the course will give comparative legal insights to laws in transition as well as legal transplants. Whereas former socialist European countries may serve as an example for the first, the adoption of economic concepts in contract law (such as merchandising and franchising from the US in Europe and the respective related problems of integration into European Union law) are paradigmatic for the second. The third part of the course will cover a comparison of legal education and profession (e.g. role of the judiciary), a critical matter for proper delivery of legal services to foreign clients and working effectively with international law partners.
 
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Oliver Brand
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202212:00 – 13:30EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Contents:
This class makes the nature of Comparative Law as well as its functions and aims accessible to students from different legal backgrounds. As studying even one legal system fully is difficult and time-consuming, the course must necessarily take a selective approach to comparative law and to the multitude of legal systems in the world. The class Comparative Law I therefore will focus on European Legal Traditions, whose similarities and differences, are an important driver of European harmonization. Matching the overall aim of this module the course will focus on private law and business law aspects of comparative law.
The course has three main components. The first part will cover the origins and utility of comparative law, its aims, tools and methods. This part will particularly focus on the legal orders, which the participants of the class are most familiar with.
The main second part of the course will look at common features of generally accepted concepts of both contract law and of building bricks necessary for any business law, such as division of work, liability, tort law, insurance. The different possible solutions for these problems, which appear in different forms in many jurisdictions will be presented, followed by an analysis of how they are governed by legal orders belonging to different legal families. Lines of influence and hybrids will similarly be covered. Furthermore the course will give comparative legal insights to laws in transition as well as legal transplants. Whereas former socialist European countries may serve as an example for the first, the adoption of economic concepts in contract law (such as merchandising and franchising from the US in Europe and the respective related problems of integration into European Union law) are paradigmatic for the second.
The third part of the course will cover a comparison of legal education and profession (e.g. role of the judiciary), a critical matter for proper delivery of legal services to foreign clients and working effectively with international law partners.
  • Aims and methods of comparative law research
  • Principle of equality of all legal orders
  • Grouping of legal families according to historic origin or structure
  • Basic concepts of contract law: party autonomy, formation of contract, performance
  • Basic concepts of business law: division of work, liability, tort law, insurance
  • Hybrids and legal transplants
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course Comparative Law deals with nature, technique and purpose of legal comparison both from a theoretical and from a practical point of view. Further it aims at introducing students to fundamental concepts of the European Legal families, which more often than not serve as model for European harmonization. The insight will provide students with the necessary analytical background allowing them to carry out comparative legal analysis in their respective further fields of studies.
Das französische Recht und seine Rechtssprache (Course)
FR
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
French
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Rupert Vogel
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202215:30 – 17:00W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Deutsch für Juristen (Course)
DE
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
F. E. Schnapp, „Stilfibel für Juristen“, Münster 2004.
M. Schmuck, „Klare Sprache für Juristen“, in: Römermann/Paulus: „Schlüsselqu. für Jurastud., Examen und Beruf“, München 2003
oder M. Schmuck, „Deutsch für Juristen“, 3. Aufl. Köln 2010/11.
T. Walter, „Kleine Stilkunde für Juristen“, 2. Aufl. München 2009.
W. Schneider, „Deutsch für Profis“, seit 1984 immer wieder...
Date(s):
Saturday  (single date) 05.11.202210:00 – 18:00EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Juristen müssen sich verständlich machen können – nicht nur untereinander, sondern (vor allem) gegenüber Laien. Zumal rund 80 Prozent von ihnen den Beruf des Rechtsanwalts oder der Anwältin ergreifen. Und für diese gilt: Mandanten sind Kunden auf einem umkämpften Markt für Beratungsdienstleistungen. Aber auch Richter, Unternehmens-, Verwaltungs- und Verbandsjuristen müssen (ebenso wie Journalisten und Politiker) ihre Fachkenntnisse und Botschaften an den Mann und an die Frau bringen. Rechtskundige pflegen jedoch einen umständlichen und gekünstelten Sprachstil. Schachtelsätze, Nominal- und Passivkonstruktionen, altertümliche Redewendungen, das Kleben an Fachbegriffen u.a. verbauen den Zugang zum Gesprächspartner und zur Öffentlichkeit.
Teilnehmer der Veranstaltung sollen daher lernen, wie „Paragrafenarbeitern“ in der Kommunikation mit „Normalbürgern“ eine professionelle Übersetzungsarbeit gelingt. Schritt für Schritt werden die Eigenheiten des juristischen Kanzleistils unter die Lupe genommen. Dem werden die Grundregeln und Geheimnisse verständlichen und überzeugenden Formulierens gegenüber gestellt. Schließlich setzen die Teilnehmer das vermittelte Wissen durch praktische Übung um, indem sie eigene Texte anfertigen und diese gemeinsam besprechen.
Deutsches Wirtschaftsverfassungsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Hannes Beyerbach
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202210:15 – 11:45SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Erbrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Carsten Schäfer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202215:30 – 17:00W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
EU Energy Law (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the EU regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the development of the EU legal and policy framework, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy, and energy subsidies. Finally, this course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector. It will cover the current developments in the EU Climate Change Law, and legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector.

Next to the results of the final written exam, the seminar paper will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
EU Fundamental Rights (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202212:00 – 13:30ZOOM-Lehre-041; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Contents:
The  European  Union  (EU)  possesses  strong  regulatory  powers,  the  use  of  which,  directly  or indirectly, affects private subjects within the EU Member States. Nevertheless, not until the late 1960’s did the European Court of Justice (CJEU) acknowledge fundamental rights to be general principles of the then European Economic Community (EEC)  law. And not until 2009 did a Charter of Fundamental Rights enter into force, which ranks equal to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
The course aims to give an introduction to the sources and standards of human rights protection within the EU legal framework. Through the analysis of EU hard and soft law instruments, CJEU and member states’ case law, and doctrinal contributions the course will analyze the EU fundamental rights system in both its legal and political dimensions.
The course structure is threefold: the first part aims to introduce students to the genesis of fundamental rights law within the ECC/EU system, focusing on the role played by the CJEU, also in its dialogue with national courts; the second part addresses the internal dimension of the EU fundamental rights and focuses in particular on the origins, structure and impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The third part addresses the external dimension of the EU human rights system, in both its European and sticto sensu international dimensions. With regard to the first aspect particular attention is paid to the Council of Europe’s human rights system and to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), (e.g. also considering the imminent accession of the EU to the ECHR and its impact on both the EU and the ECHR systems). With regard to second aspect, the relationship between the EU fundamental rights and the International (e.g. UN) system is analyzed, particular consideration is finally given to the emerging role of the EU as a global promoter of democracy and human rights and to its possible paradoxical outcomes.

• Development of the protection of fundamental rights in the history of European integration;
• The role of the CJEU and its interaction with national courts;
• Legal sources of fundamental rights guaranteed by EU-law and their interpretation;
• The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: adoption, structure and impact;
• EU fundamental rights and the European Convention on Human Rights;
• EU fundamental rights in the larger Public International Law contexts;
• EU as a global actor: promoting democracy and human rights on a global scale;
• The future of fundamental rights in the EU: main challenges.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course intends to provide students with a deeper understanding of both the EU system of fundamental rights protection and its relationships with the national and international human rights systems.
Students will learn to solve and critically assess legal problems, developing analytical and practical skills, while acquiring relevant knowledge in the human rights area.
European Private Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
Contents:
The course will provide a framework for an advanced comprehension of European private law in comparative perspective, with an eye on the impact of Community legislation and adjudication on national legal systems.
The focus of the first part is on the core aspect of European private law, namely contract law. It will cover both uniform rules, such as the uniform sales law (but also their predecessors PECL and UNIDROIT) on the one hand, the relevant directives harmonizing national private laws on the other. Further soft law as a driver for European Harmonization and national modernization will be covered.

In a second part general structures and core concepts of European private law will be covered. This will in particular relate to contracts as the most important means to create and organize legal environments on the one hand and the restraints on party autonomy in favour of the weaker party and the means for its protection (i.e. consumer law) on the other.

Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on cases and the differences the application of the mentioned legal sources to identical facts will result in.
  • Development of European private law
  • The different layers of legal sources
  • Uniform sales law
  • UNIDROIT and PECL
  • Excessive harmonization
  • The function of soft law
  • Freedom of contracts as corner stone of European private law
  • Restraints of party autonomy: the concept of the weaker party

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course encourages close and interactive reading of key legislative and judicial texts, at both national and European levels (including decisions of the German Supreme Court (in English translation) and of the European Court of Justice). The objective is to introduce students to a major range of European contract law disputes (formation of contract, unfair terms etc.) that require the handling of domestic, comparative and European Union private law materials and techniques at once. Further the course intends to foster critical awareness of the complex ways in which domestic private laws are subject to Europeanization, and how European laws re-arrange domestic private laws
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Andreas Maurer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202210:15 – 11:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Description:
Contents:
The course will provide a framework for an advanced comprehension of European private law in comparative perspective, with an eye on the impact of Community legislation and adjudication on national legal systems.
The focus of the first part is on the core aspect of European private law, namely contract law. It will cover both uniform rules, such as the uniform sales law (but also their predecessors PECL and UNIDROIT) on the one hand, the relevant directives harmonizing national private laws on the other. Further soft law as a driver for European Harmonization and national modernization will be covered.
In a second part general structures and core concepts of European private law will be covered. This will in particular relate to contracts as the most important means to create and organize legal environments on the one hand and the restraints on party autonomy in favour of the weaker party and the means for its protection (i.e. consumer law) on the other.
Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on cases and the differences the application of the mentioned legal sources to identical facts will result in.
  • Development of European private law
  • The different layers of legal sources
  • Uniform sales law
  • UNIDROIT and PECL
  • Excessive harmonization
  • The function of soft law
  • Freedom of contracts as corner stone of European private law
  • Restraints of party autonomy: the concept of the weaker party
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course encourages close and interactive reading of key legislative and judicial texts, at both national and European levels (including decisions of the German Supreme Court (in English translation) and of the European Court of Justice). The objective is to introduce students to a major range of European contract law disputes (formation of contract, unfair terms etc.) that require the handling of domestic, comparative and European Union private law materials and techniques at once. Further the course intends to foster critical awareness of the complex ways in which domestic private laws are subject to Europeanization, and how European laws re-arrange domestic private laws.
Fallstudien zu Human Resource Management in Organisationen (Exercise)
DE
Lecture type:
Exercise
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Achim Schunder
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 05.09.2022 – 05.12.202218:00 – 20:30W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Familienrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 07.10.202212:00 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (single date) 14.10.202212:00 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (single date) 28.10.202212:00 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (single date) 18.11.202212:00 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (single date) 25.11.202212:00 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Gesellschaftsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Carsten Schäfer
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 07.09.2022 – 07.12.202210:15 – 12:45W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 05.10.202217:00 – 19:00EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Haftungsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Oliver Brand
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202208:30 – 10:00SO 108 Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Ost
Handelsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Andreas Maurer
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 07.09.2022 – 07.12.202212:45 – 13:30W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202213:45 – 15:15W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
International Climate Change Law (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
International Criminal Law (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Required reading materials will be provided electronically.

Introductory Readings (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio, ‘International Criminal Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Cryer, Robert, ‘An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Schabas, William A., ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Werle, Gerhard, ‘Principles of International Criminal Law’ (The Hague, Asser, 2005)
You don’t need to buy one of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with a first insight into the subject matter. Besides, all are available at Mannheim University Library.
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Description:
One of the most significant developments both in international law and international relations throughout the last two decades has been the (re-)emergence of an international legal order based on a robust interpretation of the concept of international criminal justice. By establishing both international and hybrid criminal courts addressing international core crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has demonstrated an ever more growing commitment to end impunity for the most heinous crimes affecting mankind as a whole and to hold those bearing individual criminal responsibility personally accountable.

This course aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of this increasingly important realm of public international law. Thus, in a first approach, an overview both of international criminal law’s theoretical foundation as well as its historical sources will be provided. Adjacently, focus will be given to the ad-hoc tribunals of the 1990s (such as the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) and most prominently to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the first permanent international organization addressing matters of international criminal justice.

Complementary to this institutional approach, the second part of the course will address material law aspects: Besides the abovementioned crimes as stipulated in the Rome Statute forming the International Criminal Court, attention will be given to further international crimes such as piracy or terrorism. Additionally, questions such as immunity from prosecution for heads of state or government, modes of liability, interdependencies between the national and international judicial sphere and notions of state sovereignty will be addressed throughout the course.
International Humanitarian Law / The law of armed conflict (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a body of rules that seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict. IHL protects those who are not participating in hostilities, and those who are no longer participating in hostilities. This body of law imposes limits on the methods and means of warfare. IHL forms part of public international law and is largely based on treaties and rules of customary international law. 
In this course the development as well as the basic concepts of IHL will be explored. Students will be introduced to the most important documents governing armed conflict, learn how to apply these and will consider the challenges posed to the application of IHL in armed conflicts. A large part of the course will focus on the new developments in IHL including the emergence of new forms of armed conflicts and the development and use of new technologies in armed conflict.

Assessment
Assessment for this course will consist of one writing assignment and one open book exam.
Instructor(s):
Marelie Manders
Internationales Privatrecht II/Internationales Unternehmensrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Moritz Renner
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202208:30 – 10:00EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.
The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.
Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.
The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic and its integration in the European Union legal system as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:
•    The German legal system
•    Constitutional Law
•    The Grundgesetz and the European Union
•    Fundamental Rights
•    Fundamental Constitutional Principles
•    The Federal State
•    Constitutional organs
•    Legislative procedure
•    Public administration
•    The judicial system

Learning Target:
Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:
No specific textbook is required. Additional reading recommendations will be given in the lecture.

Examination:
Oral Exam.

Instructor(s):
Emanuel Kollmann
Introduction to German Private Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

The course is designed to give a comprehensive survey of German private law, i.e. general rules of private law, commercial law, and civil procedure.

An important structural decision of German private law (sic!) is already displayed by the fact that the Civil Code is the ‘law book for citizens’ – today including consumers – whereas particular rules for businesses are comprised in the commercial code, corporate law, and various other codifications.

However, both general private law, and commercial law are enforced by the same rules of civil procedure. The German Civil Code is of paramount importance for understanding German law as its concept and system has impressed the legal thinking of generations of German lawyers. Students will be acquainted with both its sources, and its general principles. In the course of the class students will learn to work with the German civil code, understand the underlying system, influences on the Civil Code from the European Union (EU), and the accepted methods of interpretation.

  • Introduction to German Private Law
  •  The division between public law, general private law and commercial law
  •  The German Civil Code
  •  Influence from the EU
  •  Basic concepts and means of interpretation
  •  Function and Content of the General Part
  •  Law of obligations (contracts, torts, and unjust enrichment)
  •  Property Law
  •  Law of succession and company law (including partnerships and corporations)
  • The system of law enforcement
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Date(s):
Friday  (fortnightly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202208:30 – 11:45016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Contents:
The course is designed to give a comprehensive survey of German private law, i.e. general rules of private law, commercial law, and civil procedure.

An important structural decision of German private law (sic!) is already displayed by the fact that the Civil Code is the ‘lawbook for citizens – today including consumers – whereas particular rules for businesses are comprised in the commercial code, corporate law, and various other codifications. However, both general private law, and commercial law are enforced by the same rules of civil procedure.

The German Civil Code is of paramount importance for understanding German law as its concept and system  has  impressed  the  legal  thinking  of  generations  of  German  lawyers.  Students  will  be acquainted with both its sources, and its general principles. In the course of the class students will learn to work with the German civil code, understand the underlying system, influences on the Civil Code from other jurisdictions, and the accepted methods of interpretation. The role of the judiciary for the further development of private law will be highlighted by analyzing leading cases of the Federal Court of Justice and the upper courts.

•    Introduction to German Private Law
•    The division between general private law and commercial law
•    The German Civil Code
•    Influence from other jurisdictions
•    Basic concepts and means of interpretation
•    Function and Content of the General Part
•    Law of obligations (contracts, torts, and unjust enrichment)
•    Property Law
•    Law of succession and company law (including partnerships and corporations)
•    The system of law enforcement

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
Students will be acquainted with the overall structure of German private law and the German Civil Code as its main source. They will acquire the necessary skills to find the respective legal sources, do research on academic writing and case law and analyze whether a specific intended business action appears admissible or may imply legal risks.

Students are encouraged to make reference, by way of comparison, to the law of their own country in the class.
Kapitalmarktrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Moritz Renner
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202212:00 – 13:30EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Kartellrecht II (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Oliver Brand
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202215:30 – 17:00W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Koalitions- , Tarifvertrags- und Arbeitskampfrecht / Recht der Mitbestimmung (Kollektives Arbeitsrecht) (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
12.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Philipp Fischinger
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 09.09.202213:45 – 15:15W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Koalitions- , Tarifvertrags- und Arbeitskampfrecht / Recht der Mitbestimmung (Kollektives Arbeitsrecht) (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
12.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Jonas Hofer
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 23.09.2022 – 30.09.202213:45 – 18:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (weekly) 14.10.2022 – 21.10.202213:45 – 18:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Koalitions- , Tarifvertrags- und Arbeitskampfrecht / Recht der Mitbestimmung (Kollektives Arbeitsrecht) (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
12.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Kerstin Reiserer
Date(s):
Wednesday  (weekly) 07.09.2022 – 07.12.202208:30 – 10:00EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Kreditsicherungsrecht mit integrierter Übung (Lecture w/ Exercise)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
4
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Georg Bitter
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202210:15 – 11:45W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202210:15 – 11:45W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Erik Röder
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202212:00 – 13:30SN 169 Röchling Hörsaal; Schloss Schneckenhof Nord
Privatversicherungsrecht II (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Oliver Brand
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202213:45 – 15:15EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Privatversicherungsrecht II (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Mark Makowsky
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202213:45 – 15:15
Sachenrecht ohne EBV (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Friedemann Kainer
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202212:00 – 13:30W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202208:30 – 10:00W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Vertragsrecht BT (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Mark Makowsky
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 05.09.2022 – 05.12.202212:00 – 13:30W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Zivilprozessrecht mit Zwangsvollstreckung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
3
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Erik Röder
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202212:00 – 13:30W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel

Master

An Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will introduce students to distinctive aspects that comprise the law and legal system of the United States. Topics will examine the interplay between state and federal court systems, as well as sources of law and law making, the American legal education and becoming a lawyer. We will explore key subjects from first-year law school curriculum including torts, contract, property, constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal and civil procedure. Other topics will include the jury trial, class actions, punitive damages, and practical aspects of the law in the United States, such as rules of discovery and the basics of legal research, writing and trial advocacy.

Generally, the course will be split into three parts: first, general aspects of U.S. laws and legal system; second, an overview of substantive topics in key subject areas of law; and, third, practicing law in the United States including commencing a lawsuit, research, and litigation.

Lecturer: Ms. Sheila O'Laughlin
Instructor(s):
Sheila Ann O`Laughlin
Arbeitsrecht bei M&A und Restrukturierung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 09.09.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Saturday  (single date) 10.09.202209:00 – 18:00EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Arbeitsrecht in der Personalarbeit (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Silas Hengstberger
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 21.10.2022 – 18.11.202213:45 – 18:45EW 242 Otto Mann Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Climate Change and Energy Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Description:
Climate change represents a major threat that needs to be tackled on the national, regional, and international levels. The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is one of the main instruments of climate actions that require global efforts and cooperation between countries. This entails the adoption of policy measures, legal acts, and external relations guided by international agreements.
During this course, we will analyze the EU legal framework on the climate change issues and the interrelated energy policy matters. In the following part of the course, we will deal with the environmental protection actions on the international level, with special attention to the United Nations climate regime. Furthermore, the influence of the environmental requirements on international trade will be also explored, with a focus on the World Trade Organization rules.
Next to the results of the final written (online) exam, the results from seminar papers will also contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Comparative Law I: European Legal Traditions (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Registration procedure:

This class makes the nature of Comparative Law as well as its functions and aims accessible to students from different legal backgrounds. As studying even one legal system fully is difficult and time-consuming, the course must necessarily take a selective approach to comparative law and to the multitude of legal systems in the world. The class Comparative Law I therefore will focus on European Legal Traditions, whose similarities and differences are an important driver of European harmonization. Matching the overall aim of this module the course will focus on private law and business law aspects of comparative law.

The course has three main components. The first part will cover the origins and utility of comparative law, its aims, tools and methods. This part will particularly focus on the legal orders, which the participants of the class are most familiar with.

The main second part of the course will look at common features of generally accepted concepts of both contract law and of building bricks necessary for any business law, such as division of work, liability, tort law and insurance. The different possible solutions for these problems, which appear in different forms in many jurisdictions, will be presented, followed by an analysis of how they are governed by legal orders belonging to different legal families. Lines of influence and hybrids will similarly be covered.

Furthermore, the course will give comparative legal insights to laws in transition as well as legal transplants. Whereas former socialist European countries may serve as an example for the first, the adoption of economic concepts in contract law (such as merchandising and franchising from the US in Europe and the respective related problems of integration into European Union law) are paradigmatic for the second. The third part of the course will cover a comparison of legal education and profession (e.g. role of the judiciary), a critical matter for proper delivery of legal services to foreign clients and working effectively with international law partners.
 
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Oliver Brand
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202212:00 – 13:30EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Contents:
This class makes the nature of Comparative Law as well as its functions and aims accessible to students from different legal backgrounds. As studying even one legal system fully is difficult and time-consuming, the course must necessarily take a selective approach to comparative law and to the multitude of legal systems in the world. The class Comparative Law I therefore will focus on European Legal Traditions, whose similarities and differences, are an important driver of European harmonization. Matching the overall aim of this module the course will focus on private law and business law aspects of comparative law.
The course has three main components. The first part will cover the origins and utility of comparative law, its aims, tools and methods. This part will particularly focus on the legal orders, which the participants of the class are most familiar with.
The main second part of the course will look at common features of generally accepted concepts of both contract law and of building bricks necessary for any business law, such as division of work, liability, tort law, insurance. The different possible solutions for these problems, which appear in different forms in many jurisdictions will be presented, followed by an analysis of how they are governed by legal orders belonging to different legal families. Lines of influence and hybrids will similarly be covered. Furthermore the course will give comparative legal insights to laws in transition as well as legal transplants. Whereas former socialist European countries may serve as an example for the first, the adoption of economic concepts in contract law (such as merchandising and franchising from the US in Europe and the respective related problems of integration into European Union law) are paradigmatic for the second.
The third part of the course will cover a comparison of legal education and profession (e.g. role of the judiciary), a critical matter for proper delivery of legal services to foreign clients and working effectively with international law partners.
  • Aims and methods of comparative law research
  • Principle of equality of all legal orders
  • Grouping of legal families according to historic origin or structure
  • Basic concepts of contract law: party autonomy, formation of contract, performance
  • Basic concepts of business law: division of work, liability, tort law, insurance
  • Hybrids and legal transplants
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course Comparative Law deals with nature, technique and purpose of legal comparison both from a theoretical and from a practical point of view. Further it aims at introducing students to fundamental concepts of the European Legal families, which more often than not serve as model for European harmonization. The insight will provide students with the necessary analytical background allowing them to carry out comparative legal analysis in their respective further fields of studies.
Corporate Governance I (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Christian Arnold
Date(s):
Friday  (single date) 23.09.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 14.10.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 21.10.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 18.11.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 25.11.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Friday  (single date) 02.12.202213:45 – 18:45EW 156 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Das französische Recht und seine Rechtssprache (Course)
FR
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
French
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Rupert Vogel
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202215:30 – 17:00W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Deutsch für Juristen (Course)
DE
Lecture type:
Course
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Literature:
F. E. Schnapp, „Stilfibel für Juristen“, Münster 2004.
M. Schmuck, „Klare Sprache für Juristen“, in: Römermann/Paulus: „Schlüsselqu. für Jurastud., Examen und Beruf“, München 2003
oder M. Schmuck, „Deutsch für Juristen“, 3. Aufl. Köln 2010/11.
T. Walter, „Kleine Stilkunde für Juristen“, 2. Aufl. München 2009.
W. Schneider, „Deutsch für Profis“, seit 1984 immer wieder...
Date(s):
Saturday  (single date) 05.11.202210:00 – 18:00EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Juristen müssen sich verständlich machen können – nicht nur untereinander, sondern (vor allem) gegenüber Laien. Zumal rund 80 Prozent von ihnen den Beruf des Rechtsanwalts oder der Anwältin ergreifen. Und für diese gilt: Mandanten sind Kunden auf einem umkämpften Markt für Beratungsdienstleistungen. Aber auch Richter, Unternehmens-, Verwaltungs- und Verbandsjuristen müssen (ebenso wie Journalisten und Politiker) ihre Fachkenntnisse und Botschaften an den Mann und an die Frau bringen. Rechtskundige pflegen jedoch einen umständlichen und gekünstelten Sprachstil. Schachtelsätze, Nominal- und Passivkonstruktionen, altertümliche Redewendungen, das Kleben an Fachbegriffen u.a. verbauen den Zugang zum Gesprächspartner und zur Öffentlichkeit.
Teilnehmer der Veranstaltung sollen daher lernen, wie „Paragrafenarbeitern“ in der Kommunikation mit „Normalbürgern“ eine professionelle Übersetzungsarbeit gelingt. Schritt für Schritt werden die Eigenheiten des juristischen Kanzleistils unter die Lupe genommen. Dem werden die Grundregeln und Geheimnisse verständlichen und überzeugenden Formulierens gegenüber gestellt. Schließlich setzen die Teilnehmer das vermittelte Wissen durch praktische Übung um, indem sie eigene Texte anfertigen und diese gemeinsam besprechen.
E-Commerce & Internet (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
On-campus and online, live
Registration procedure:

The course gives a thorough introduction to the legal problems, which may occur in the course of the use of the internet in general and e-commerce in particular. It is focused on the view of business related activities. Based on an introduction to the infrastructure of the internet the course will analyse the major legal issues of five economically relevant sections :

  • E-Commerce & Private Law
  • Advertising for e-commerce
  • Online shops and copyright law
  • Domains
  • Cross border e-commerce

The chapter on E-Commerce & Private Law will inter alia cover formation of contract, standard terms and conditions, consumer protection and specific problems connected to internet auctions and mobile commerce.

Advertising for e-commerce will take a look at rules of unfair competition, required imprint information, the ban on spamming, specific requirements for sales of pharmaceutical products via the internet and, of course, on ad-words. Further the liability under tele media law, for hyperlinks, hotspot operators and for user generated content will be an important issue.

The section on copyright law and online shops will focus on copyright restrictions for the presentation of content (including file sharing and streaming) and will take a look on the protection of content and websites.

The section on domains will explain the domain name system and its implications on trademark law and unfair competition law. It will also look at the possibilities to protect a domain as trademark. Finally and the legal consequences of infringement will be covered.

Examination achievement:
Written examination
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 27.10.2022 – 08.12.202215:30 – 18:45EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Contents:
The course gives a thorough introduction to the legal problems, which may occur in the course of the use of the internet in general and e-commerce in particular. It is focused on the view of business related activities. Based on an introduction to the infrastructure of the internet the course will analyze the major legal issues of five economically relevant sections :

• E-Commerce & Private Law
• Advertising for e-commerce
• Online shops and copyright law
• Domains
• Cross border e-commerce

The chapter on E-Commerce & Private Law will inter alia cover formation of contract, , standard terms and conditions, consumer protection and specific problems connected to internet auctions.

Advertising for e-commerce will take a look at rules of unfair competition, required imprint information, the ban on spaming, specific requirements for sales of pharmaceutical products via the internet and, of course, on ad-words. Further the liability under telemedia law, for hyperlinks and for user generated content will be an important issue.

The section on copyright law and online shops will focus on copyright restrictions for the presentation of content (including filesharing and p2p- markets) and will take a look on the protection of content and websites.

The section on domains will explain the technical basics, the structure of an URL and the system of allocation of Second-Level-Domains. It will focus on trademark law and unfair competition law restrictions to use a domain. It will also look at the possibilities to protect a domain as trademark. Finally the and legal consequences of infringement will be covered.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The students are instructed to apply their knowledge of structures and rules to the field of e- commerce. They will be acquainted with the general legal rules and regulations for e-commerce. Most important they will learn how the general rules have to be adapted to suit this virtual environment. Leading cases will be discussed and demonstrate how the courts have adjusted the legal regime, overcome some uncertainties and filled the gaps. Students shall be enabled to audit the requirements for e-commerce projects and to solve legal problems which have resulted in the course of e-business. The class will learn argumentation and procedural strategies of legal challenge and defense in e-commerce cases. Students are invited to draft general terms of business, website imprints and cancellation policies in study groups.
EU Energy Law (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Registration procedure:
This course will provide students with the knowledge of the EU regulatory framework applying to energy markets. It will address the relevant issues of governance and liberalization of particular markets such as electricity and gas. Furthermore, the institutional legal framework will be explored, with the main focus on the European Union and the internal energy market it seeks to create.
After presenting the development of the EU legal and policy framework, the course will focus on competition rules, international trade in energy, and energy subsidies. Finally, this course will examine how policy incentives for climate change mitigation affect the energy sector. It will cover the current developments in the EU Climate Change Law, and legal and policy matters associated with the renewable energy sector.

Next to the results of the final written exam, the seminar paper will contribute to the overall grade for this course.
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
EU Fundamental Rights (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Online, live
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202212:00 – 13:30ZOOM-Lehre-041; Virtuelles Gebäude
Description:
Contents:
The  European  Union  (EU)  possesses  strong  regulatory  powers,  the  use  of  which,  directly  or indirectly, affects private subjects within the EU Member States. Nevertheless, not until the late 1960’s did the European Court of Justice (CJEU) acknowledge fundamental rights to be general principles of the then European Economic Community (EEC)  law. And not until 2009 did a Charter of Fundamental Rights enter into force, which ranks equal to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
The course aims to give an introduction to the sources and standards of human rights protection within the EU legal framework. Through the analysis of EU hard and soft law instruments, CJEU and member states’ case law, and doctrinal contributions the course will analyze the EU fundamental rights system in both its legal and political dimensions.
The course structure is threefold: the first part aims to introduce students to the genesis of fundamental rights law within the ECC/EU system, focusing on the role played by the CJEU, also in its dialogue with national courts; the second part addresses the internal dimension of the EU fundamental rights and focuses in particular on the origins, structure and impact of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The third part addresses the external dimension of the EU human rights system, in both its European and sticto sensu international dimensions. With regard to the first aspect particular attention is paid to the Council of Europe’s human rights system and to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), (e.g. also considering the imminent accession of the EU to the ECHR and its impact on both the EU and the ECHR systems). With regard to second aspect, the relationship between the EU fundamental rights and the International (e.g. UN) system is analyzed, particular consideration is finally given to the emerging role of the EU as a global promoter of democracy and human rights and to its possible paradoxical outcomes.

• Development of the protection of fundamental rights in the history of European integration;
• The role of the CJEU and its interaction with national courts;
• Legal sources of fundamental rights guaranteed by EU-law and their interpretation;
• The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: adoption, structure and impact;
• EU fundamental rights and the European Convention on Human Rights;
• EU fundamental rights in the larger Public International Law contexts;
• EU as a global actor: promoting democracy and human rights on a global scale;
• The future of fundamental rights in the EU: main challenges.

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course intends to provide students with a deeper understanding of both the EU system of fundamental rights protection and its relationships with the national and international human rights systems.
Students will learn to solve and critically assess legal problems, developing analytical and practical skills, while acquiring relevant knowledge in the human rights area.
European Competition Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

Over the past 40 years, the rules on Competition Law (Antitrust) in the EU have developed into a substantial body of law. They constitute directly applicable rules for enterprises, and as such they are of immediate concern to them. Contracts in violation of the rules are unenforceable and huge fines are imposed in case of infringements while parties that suffered damages may litigate before a national civil court.

This course offers an introduction to main areas of EU competition law illustrated by practical examples which in part reflect the lecturer’s own experience as an eminent German antitrust practitioner. Core elements of EU competition law treated include the concepts of horizontal and vertical restraints of competition, the importance of market definitions and the various techniques used therefore, the role of market power for Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (and implementing regulations and guidelines) and the basic outlines of European merger control.

It is the aim of the course to provide the participants with a solid basis for the practice of competition law. The course will cover the main features of the EU rules both from a substantive and a procedural perspective, including the relationship between EU and national competition law as well as the economic principles and procedures concerning merger control.

Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Albrecht Bach
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 05.09.2022 – 05.12.202217:00 – 20:15EW 148 Hörsaal; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Contents:
Over the past 40 years, the rules on Competition Law (Antitrust) in the EU have developed into a substantial body of law. They constitute directly applicable rules for enterprises, and as such they are of immediate concern to them. Contracts in violation of the rules are unenforceable and huge fines are imposed in case of infringements while parties that suffered damages may litigate before a national civil court.
This course offers an introduction to main areas of EU competition law illustrated by practical examples which in part reflect the lecturer’s own experience as an eminent German antitrust practitioner. Core elements of EU competition law treated include the concepts of horizontal and vertical restraints of competition, the importance of market definitions and the various techniques used therefore, the role of market power for Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (and implementing regulations and guidelines) and the basic outlines of merger control (articles 107–109 TFEU).
It is the aim of the course to provide the participants with a solid basis for the practice of competition law. The course will cover the main features of the EU rules both from a substantive and a procedural perspective, including government induced distortions of competition, the relationship between EU and national competition law, the economic principles and procedures concerning merger control, and the rules on state aid.
  • The fight against cartels
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Investigating and sanctioning cartels
  • Merger control
  • State aid control
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
Students will be required to understand the specific economic approach to the application of competition law favoured by the EU Commission. They will become familiar with original decisions by the EU Commission and the European Courts dealing with competition aspects. The course aims to allow a basic understanding of how competition law affects business decisions. The students will be required to draw comparisons between the system of EU competition law and their own national competition law. To the extent possible the students will be invited to contribute skills developed in neighbouring subjects such as economics and institutional law of the European communities.
European Market Freedoms (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

All private persons or companies upon entering one of the EU Member States not only come under this single State’s national legal order. They are immediately affected by “European Law”, the law of the European Union granting them certain rights and privileges but also requiring them to comply with certain duties and obligations.

The internal market is one of the essential cornerstones of the European Union. The Market Freedoms lie at its heart. The free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is essential for unifying the markets while ensuring competition and trade within Europe. The freedoms grant direct effective rights to private persons and legal persons, which can be enforced before national courts, and guarantee the freedom of contract in a transnational perspective.

The course will focus on a systematic survey of the market freedoms by the means of studying the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

 

  • General concept of the market freedoms
  • Development and aim of market freedoms
  • Leading cases of the European Court of Justice
  • Function of market freedom fostering integration
  • Further development of market freedoms
  • Impact of market freedoms (compliance)
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Michael Wolfgang Müller
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202210:15 – 11:45016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Contents:
All private persons or companies upon entering one of the EU Member States not only come under this single State’s national legal order. They are immediately affected by “European Law”, the law of the European Union granting them certain rights and privileges but also requiring them to comply with certain duties and obligations.
The internal market is one of the essential cornerstones of the European Union. Its core are the Market Freedoms. The free movement of goods, persons, services and capital is essential for unifying the markets while ensuring competition and trade within Europe. The freedoms grant direct effective rights to private persons and legal persons, which can be enforced before national courts, and guarantee the freedom of contract in a transnational perspective.
The course will focus on a systematic survey of the market freedoms by the means of studying the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
  • General concept of the market freedoms
  • Development and aim of market freedoms
  • Leading cases of the European Court of Justice
  • Function of market freedom fostering integration
  • Further development of market freedoms
  • Impact of market freedoms (compliance)
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
This course is intended to give the students a thorough grounding in the substantive provisions on the internal market, i.e. on the ‘four freedoms’ as well as on their link to competition law. Participants will improve their ability to read and understand the Court’s decisions. The course also aims at training students to discuss cases critically and to enhance their skills of dealing with new and as yet unknown problems of substantive European Community law by applying the generally acknowledged methods of interpretation.
European Private Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:
Contents:
The course will provide a framework for an advanced comprehension of European private law in comparative perspective, with an eye on the impact of Community legislation and adjudication on national legal systems.
The focus of the first part is on the core aspect of European private law, namely contract law. It will cover both uniform rules, such as the uniform sales law (but also their predecessors PECL and UNIDROIT) on the one hand, the relevant directives harmonizing national private laws on the other. Further soft law as a driver for European Harmonization and national modernization will be covered.

In a second part general structures and core concepts of European private law will be covered. This will in particular relate to contracts as the most important means to create and organize legal environments on the one hand and the restraints on party autonomy in favour of the weaker party and the means for its protection (i.e. consumer law) on the other.

Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on cases and the differences the application of the mentioned legal sources to identical facts will result in.
  • Development of European private law
  • The different layers of legal sources
  • Uniform sales law
  • UNIDROIT and PECL
  • Excessive harmonization
  • The function of soft law
  • Freedom of contracts as corner stone of European private law
  • Restraints of party autonomy: the concept of the weaker party

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course encourages close and interactive reading of key legislative and judicial texts, at both national and European levels (including decisions of the German Supreme Court (in English translation) and of the European Court of Justice). The objective is to introduce students to a major range of European contract law disputes (formation of contract, unfair terms etc.) that require the handling of domestic, comparative and European Union private law materials and techniques at once. Further the course intends to foster critical awareness of the complex ways in which domestic private laws are subject to Europeanization, and how European laws re-arrange domestic private laws
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Andreas Maurer
Date(s):
Tuesday  (weekly) 06.09.2022 – 06.12.202210:15 – 11:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Description:
Contents:
The course will provide a framework for an advanced comprehension of European private law in comparative perspective, with an eye on the impact of Community legislation and adjudication on national legal systems.
The focus of the first part is on the core aspect of European private law, namely contract law. It will cover both uniform rules, such as the uniform sales law (but also their predecessors PECL and UNIDROIT) on the one hand, the relevant directives harmonizing national private laws on the other. Further soft law as a driver for European Harmonization and national modernization will be covered.
In a second part general structures and core concepts of European private law will be covered. This will in particular relate to contracts as the most important means to create and organize legal environments on the one hand and the restraints on party autonomy in favour of the weaker party and the means for its protection (i.e. consumer law) on the other.
Throughout the course there will be a strong focus on cases and the differences the application of the mentioned legal sources to identical facts will result in.
  • Development of European private law
  • The different layers of legal sources
  • Uniform sales law
  • UNIDROIT and PECL
  • Excessive harmonization
  • The function of soft law
  • Freedom of contracts as corner stone of European private law
  • Restraints of party autonomy: the concept of the weaker party
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course encourages close and interactive reading of key legislative and judicial texts, at both national and European levels (including decisions of the German Supreme Court (in English translation) and of the European Court of Justice). The objective is to introduce students to a major range of European contract law disputes (formation of contract, unfair terms etc.) that require the handling of domestic, comparative and European Union private law materials and techniques at once. Further the course intends to foster critical awareness of the complex ways in which domestic private laws are subject to Europeanization, and how European laws re-arrange domestic private laws.
European Tax Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

European Union Law has an increasing impact on the taxation of private individuals as well as of companies doing business in Europe. While the European Union has no original tax authority its law has a major influence on national tax laws.

The course will start with an introduction into European Union Tax Law, the aims and measures so far taken by European institutions. After that the course will cover the positive harmonization of indirect taxes mainly by European directives. In a third part the course will focus on secondary law harmonizing direct taxes in Europe, e.g. the Parent-Subsidiary Directive. In a last section the course deals with the importance of the fundamental freedoms for the taxation in Europe. A special focus will be put on the case law of the European Court of Justice.

  • Basic principles of European Law
  • Harmonization of indirect and direct taxes by primary and secondary law
  • Fundamental freedoms referring to taxation in Europe
  • Important case law
Instructor(s):
Lars Großmann
Date(s):
Thursday  (weekly) 08.09.2022 – 08.12.202212:00 – 13:30W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
International Arbitration (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
6.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

Parties to international disputes tend to strive for litigation in their home countries. This is primarily attributable to the parties’ and their representatives’ familiarity with the system and language. This tendency can even be observed in cases where an informed choice would prove a foreign venue to be more favourable, be it for procedural reasons (e.g. evidence, costs of litigation) or matters of substance (applicable law, ordre public, mandatory rules of the forum, scope of private autonomy).

The opposite effect can be observed with regard to arbitration. Arbitration often is chosen by parties in the belief that it is a superior means of dispute resolution, e.g. because it is said to be time- and cost-efficient, neutral, arbitrators ensure high legal quality and superior understanding of business contexts. In fact arbitration can be a very reasonable means of solving legal disputes. But whether state courts must be shy of the comparison will depend on the arbitration rules and venue chosen and the subject matter or the dispute.

The course consists of two parts: The first focuses on cross border litigation before state courts, the second will provide an overview on arbitration law.

  • Introduction: Impact of the forum on the dispute (lex fori and lex causae)
  • International Jurisdiction of state courts (Brussels I Regulation)
  • Provisional measures and procedural strategy
  • Access to evidence in cross-border litigation
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments (Brussels I Regulation)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Arbitration
  • Drafting arbitration agreements
  • Introduction of common arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, DIS)
  • Conduct of arbitration proceedings
  • Enforcing arbitration awards and the New York Convention
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Instructor(s):
Lea Tochtermann
Date(s):
Monday  (weekly) 24.10.2022 – 05.12.202210:15 – 13:30EW 161 Seminarraum; Schloss Ehrenhof West
Description:
Contents:
Parties to international disputes tend to strive for litigation in their home countries. This is primarily attributable to the parties’ and their representatives’ familiarity with the system and language. This tendency can even be observed in cases where an informed choice would prove a foreign venue to be more favourable, be it for procedural reasons (e.g. evidence, costs of litigation) or matters of substance (applicable law, ordre public, mandatory rules of the forum, scope of private autonomy).
The opposite effect can be observed with regard to arbitration. Arbitration often is chosen by parties in the belief that it is a superior means of dispute resolution, e.g. because it is said to be time- and cost-efficient, neutral, arbitrators ensure high legal quality and superior understanding of business contexts. In fact arbitration can be a very reasonable means of solving legal disputes. But whether state courts must be shy of the comparison will depend on the arbitration rules and venue chosen and the subject matter or the dispute.
The course consists of two parts: The first focuses on cross border litigation before state courts, the second will provide an overview on arbitration law
  • Introduction: Impact of the forum on the dispute (lex fori and lex causae)
  • International Jurisdiction of state courts (Brussels I Regulation)
  • Provisional measures and procedural strategy
  • Access to evidence in cross-border litigation
  • Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments (Brussels I Regulation)
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Arbitration
  • Drafting arbitration agreements
  • Introduction of common arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, DIS)
  • Conduct of arbitration proceedings
  • Enforcing arbitration awards and the New York Convention
Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
European harmonization and the common internal market have led to a significant increase of transnational legal disputes. These pose significant challenges to both judges and lawyers trained in a single national legal system. A common reaction to these threat is to avoid foreign litigation and if possible to institute proceedings before the home venue.

As an alternative many disputes concerning international business transactions are subjected to arbitration. The course intends to provide an overview on state court and arbitration as alternative means to resolve disputes and familiarize the students with their respective advantages and disadvantages, which are indispensable for an informed choice.
International Climate Change Law (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Marija Turkovic Popovski
International Criminal Law (Lecture w/ Exercise)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture w/ Exercise
ECTS:
8
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Literature:
Required reading materials will be provided electronically.

Introductory Readings (optional):
  • Cassese, Antonio, ‘International Criminal Law’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Cryer, Robert, ‘An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure’ (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Schabas, William A., ‘The International Criminal Court: A Commentary on the Rome Statute’ (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Werle, Gerhard, ‘Principles of International Criminal Law’ (The Hague, Asser, 2005)
You don’t need to buy one of these textbooks since they are only intended to provide you with a first insight into the subject matter. Besides, all are available at Mannheim University Library.
Instructor(s):
Raphael Oidtmann
Description:
One of the most significant developments both in international law and international relations throughout the last two decades has been the (re-)emergence of an international legal order based on a robust interpretation of the concept of international criminal justice. By establishing both international and hybrid criminal courts addressing international core crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, the international community has demonstrated an ever more growing commitment to end impunity for the most heinous crimes affecting mankind as a whole and to hold those bearing individual criminal responsibility personally accountable.

This course aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of this increasingly important realm of public international law. Thus, in a first approach, an overview both of international criminal law’s theoretical foundation as well as its historical sources will be provided. Adjacently, focus will be given to the ad-hoc tribunals of the 1990s (such as the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia) and most prominently to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the first permanent international organization addressing matters of international criminal justice.

Complementary to this institutional approach, the second part of the course will address material law aspects: Besides the abovementioned crimes as stipulated in the Rome Statute forming the International Criminal Court, attention will be given to further international crimes such as piracy or terrorism. Additionally, questions such as immunity from prosecution for heads of state or government, modes of liability, interdependencies between the national and international judicial sphere and notions of state sovereignty will be addressed throughout the course.
International Humanitarian Law / The law of armed conflict (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is a body of rules that seeks to limit the effects of armed conflict. IHL protects those who are not participating in hostilities, and those who are no longer participating in hostilities. This body of law imposes limits on the methods and means of warfare. IHL forms part of public international law and is largely based on treaties and rules of customary international law. 
In this course the development as well as the basic concepts of IHL will be explored. Students will be introduced to the most important documents governing armed conflict, learn how to apply these and will consider the challenges posed to the application of IHL in armed conflicts. A large part of the course will focus on the new developments in IHL including the emergence of new forms of armed conflicts and the development and use of new technologies in armed conflict.

Assessment
Assessment for this course will consist of one writing assignment and one open book exam.
Instructor(s):
Marelie Manders
Introduction to German Constitutional Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Registration procedure:

The course provides a general introduction to German Constitutional Law i.e. the constitution, its background and contents and methods to work with constitutional legal texts.
The German Grundgesetz (Basic Law) which up to this day forms the formal constitutional document of the Federal Republic of Germany has its roots in the allied occupation of Western Germany after World War II. It has proven to be a reliable foundation for the development of the German democratic system and the federal state. The provision of fundamental rights (Art. 1 – 19) puts the Grundgesetz in the tradition of European and North American human rights thinking. It has had an enormous impact on all German law.
Although experiencing some changes throughout the years – especially during the process of the German reunification – the general structure and main provisions of the Grundgesetz remained unchanged.
The course will cover the structure of the German Grundgesetz and its most important provisions while putting a particular focus on the first chapter containing the fundamental rights provisions. Additionally, students will learn about constitutional law in general, the federal structure and the fundamental constitutional principles of the Federal Republic and its integration in the European Union legal system as well as understand the function of the constitutional organs and the legislative process.

Contents:
•    The German legal system
•    Constitutional Law
•    The Grundgesetz and the European Union
•    Fundamental Rights
•    Fundamental Constitutional Principles
•    The Federal State
•    Constitutional organs
•    Legislative procedure
•    Public administration
•    The judicial system

Learning Target:
Students will be able to understand the basic principles and most important provisions of the Grundgesetz and solve simple cases regarding fundamental rights. They will be familiar with the structure of the federal state and its function as well as its most important constitutional, administrative and judicial organs. Students can assess by way of comparison similarities and dissimilarities in other legal systems.

Literature:
No specific textbook is required. Additional reading recommendations will be given in the lecture.

Examination:
Oral Exam.

Instructor(s):
Emanuel Kollmann
Introduction to German Private Law (Lecture)
EN
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
10.0
Course suitable for:
Bachelor, Master
Language of instruction:
English
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Registration procedure:

The course is designed to give a comprehensive survey of German private law, i.e. general rules of private law, commercial law, and civil procedure.

An important structural decision of German private law (sic!) is already displayed by the fact that the Civil Code is the ‘law book for citizens’ – today including consumers – whereas particular rules for businesses are comprised in the commercial code, corporate law, and various other codifications.

However, both general private law, and commercial law are enforced by the same rules of civil procedure. The German Civil Code is of paramount importance for understanding German law as its concept and system has impressed the legal thinking of generations of German lawyers. Students will be acquainted with both its sources, and its general principles. In the course of the class students will learn to work with the German civil code, understand the underlying system, influences on the Civil Code from the European Union (EU), and the accepted methods of interpretation.

  • Introduction to German Private Law
  •  The division between public law, general private law and commercial law
  •  The German Civil Code
  •  Influence from the EU
  •  Basic concepts and means of interpretation
  •  Function and Content of the General Part
  •  Law of obligations (contracts, torts, and unjust enrichment)
  •  Property Law
  •  Law of succession and company law (including partnerships and corporations)
  • The system of law enforcement
Examination achievement:
Written examination
Date(s):
Friday  (fortnightly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202208:30 – 11:45016 Seminarraum; A 3 Bibl.,Hörsaalgebäude
Description:
Contents:
The course is designed to give a comprehensive survey of German private law, i.e. general rules of private law, commercial law, and civil procedure.

An important structural decision of German private law (sic!) is already displayed by the fact that the Civil Code is the ‘lawbook for citizens – today including consumers – whereas particular rules for businesses are comprised in the commercial code, corporate law, and various other codifications. However, both general private law, and commercial law are enforced by the same rules of civil procedure.

The German Civil Code is of paramount importance for understanding German law as its concept and system  has  impressed  the  legal  thinking  of  generations  of  German  lawyers.  Students  will  be acquainted with both its sources, and its general principles. In the course of the class students will learn to work with the German civil code, understand the underlying system, influences on the Civil Code from other jurisdictions, and the accepted methods of interpretation. The role of the judiciary for the further development of private law will be highlighted by analyzing leading cases of the Federal Court of Justice and the upper courts.

•    Introduction to German Private Law
•    The division between general private law and commercial law
•    The German Civil Code
•    Influence from other jurisdictions
•    Basic concepts and means of interpretation
•    Function and Content of the General Part
•    Law of obligations (contracts, torts, and unjust enrichment)
•    Property Law
•    Law of succession and company law (including partnerships and corporations)
•    The system of law enforcement

Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
Students will be acquainted with the overall structure of German private law and the German Civil Code as its main source. They will acquire the necessary skills to find the respective legal sources, do research on academic writing and case law and analyze whether a specific intended business action appears admissible or may imply legal risks.

Students are encouraged to make reference, by way of comparison, to the law of their own country in the class.
Koalitions-, Tarifvertrags- und Arbeitskampfrecht in der Vertiefung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Instructor(s):
Sonja Schwald
Date(s):
Saturday  (single date) 19.11.202209:00 – 17:00W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 16.11.202213:45 – 18:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Wednesday  (single date) 23.11.202213:45 – 18:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Sozialversicherungsrecht (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Date(s):
Friday  (fortnightly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202210:15 – 13:30W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel
Unternehmenssteuerrecht in der Vertiefung (Lecture)
DE
Lecture type:
Lecture
ECTS:
8.0
Course suitable for:
Master
Language of instruction:
German
Hours per week:
2
Attendance:
Live & on-campus
Instructor(s):
Andreas Schumacher
Date(s):
Friday  (weekly) 09.09.2022 – 09.12.202210:15 – 11:45W 114 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel

Contact Department of Law

Dr. Elisa Berdica

Dr. Elisa Berdica

International Coordinator at the Department of Law
University of Mannheim
Abteilung Rechtswissenschaft
Schloss Westflügel – Room W 219
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181–1307
Fax: +49 621 181–1318
E-mail: international jura.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
By appointment