Examination Procedures

Law


This page provides you with information on exam registration, late registration, withdrawal and de-registration, as well as resitting exams. Please refer to the non-official versions of the examination regulations for more details.

  • Integrated program in law (LL.B.)

    Certain exams are subject to mandatory registration. Student Services will register you for these exams. For other exams, you must register yourself via the student portal. The list below gives you on overview of who is responsible for the registration in each case.

    Mandatory registration by Student Services:

    • “Zivilrecht 1” (written exam)
    • “Zivilrecht 2” (three written exams, you will be registered for all three)
    • “Historische Grundlagen des Zivilrechts” (written exam)
    • “Öffentliches Wirtschaftsrecht” (written exam)
    • “Grundlagen der VWL” (written exam)
    • “Grundlagen der Finanzmathematik” (written exam)
    • “Marketing” (written exam)
    • “Grundlagen des externen Rechnungswesens” (written exam)
    • “Management” (written exam)
    • “Finanzwirtschaft” (written exam)
    • “Internes Rechnungswesen” (written exam)
    • “Präsentation und Kommunikation” (short presentation)
    • “Verhandlungsmanagement” (short presentation)

    Usually, we carry out mandatory registrations shortly before the general registration period begins.

    Self-registration via the student portal:

    • “Zivilrecht 3” (term paper)
    • “Zivilrecht 3” (only for the first written exam; Student Services will register you for the second and third written exam)
    • “Wirtschaftsrecht – Allgemeiner Teil” (written exam)
    • “Wirtschaftsrecht – Besonderer Teil” (oral exam)
    • “Wahlbereich BWL” (all exams)
    • English (short presentation)

    Please visit the website of the Department of Law to see the registration deadlines for these exams.

    Bachelor’s thesis
    To register your bachelor’s thesis, please fill out the registration form and submit it to the dean’s office.

    Late registration
    It is generally not possible to register late for an exam. However, we make exceptions for the following examinations:

    Wahlbereich BWL
    You may register late up to one week before the examination date. Please note that we charge a fee of EUR 10 per exam.

    Wirtschaftsrecht – Besonderer Teil (oral exam)
    You may register late up to four weeks before the examination period starts (March/April and September/October). A fee of EUR 10 will be charged per exam. Late registration for this exam requires your examiner’s consent. Please fill out and submit the form to the Express Service in L 1, 1. 

    De-registration
    You can only de-register from an exam if you have a valid reason for not taking it (for instance due to illness).

    Resitting an exam
    For exams with mandatory registration by Student Services:
    If you fail an exam or do not take an exam you are registered for without a valid reason, you need to retake the exam at the earliest opportunity. As a rule, Student Services will register you for the exam in question. The mandatory registration will be renewed until you either pass the exam or fail the exam with no option to resit.

    For exams with self-registration:
    If the next possible examination date is in the same semester (alternate examination dates in February or August), you will be registered by Student Services (mandatory registration). This applies to exams taken in an elective module in Business Administration (Wahlbereich BWL). If the next possible examination date is in the following semester, you must register for the exam yourself via the student portal.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)

    Exam registration
    You must register your exams via the student portal. Exams taken in a subject from the Mannheim Master in Management at the Business School need to be registered by the end of the early registration period, which is determined by Student Services. For all other exams, the general registration period applies, which is also determined by Student Services. Registrations are only possible for the regular examination date. You cannot choose between the regular examination date and an alternate examination date.

    Late registration
    Late registration is only possible three days prior to the respective regular examination date. You can do this free of charge via the student portal. This deadline also applies to late registrations for the alternate examination date (provided this is an option for the exam in question). For exams that do not conclude with an exam, the deadline ends on 3 December 2022. 

  • Master’s program in Competition Law and Regulation (LL.M.)

    Exam registration
    You need to register for all exams. It is your own responsibility to register for your first examination attempt by the end of the general registration period via the student portal. You can only register for the regular examination date.

    Exceptions apply to the practical module (MaCCI Competition Policy Forum and internship). Please see the examination regulations for details.

    The research seminar must always be registered with the responsible examiner, irrespective of the examination attempt. Once you pass the research seminar, you are automatically registered for and admitted to the master’s thesis.

    Late registration
    Late registration is only possible until three days prior to the respective regular examination date.  You can do this free of charge via the student portal. For exams that do not conclude with an exam, the deadline ends on 3 December 2022. 

    Withdrawal and de-registration
    You can withdraw from a written exam in Portal² up to three days prior to the examination date without having to state a valid reason. If no examination date is indicated in Portal², the deadline for withdrawal is 3 December 2022. This deadline also applies to examinations that are not written exams.

    Once the deadline for withdrawal has passed, you are obliged to take the exams you are registered for. The same applies if you need to take a (resit) examination that is subject to mandatory registration. It is then only possible to be de-registered from an exam if you have a valid reason (such as illness). Find out more about de-registration from exams here.

    Resitting an exam
    If you fail an exam or are unable to take an exam you are registered for due to a valid reason, you need to retake the exam at the earliest opportunity, provided you still have examination attempts left for that particular exam. As a rule, you will be registered by Student Services (mandatory registration). The mandatory registration will be renewed until you either pass the exam or fail the exam with no option to resit.

    Change of modules
    Students can make a written request to the examination committee to change a module in the mandatory elective module “Rechtswissenschaft”. However, please bear in mind that you cannot change a module more than once. Please see the examination regulations for details.

Further information on examination procedures

Exam Registration Not Possible

In case you cannot register for an exam via Portal², please send an e-mail with your name, student ID number and the title of the exam to your Student Services advisor.

Overlapping Exams

We will make sure that none of your exams overlap. In order for us to do so, it is important that you register for your exams during the general registration period. No guarantee can be given if you register after the official registration period has ended.

De-registration due to Illness

Should you be unable to sit an exam due to illness, you need to submit a medical certificate and a request for de-registration due to valid reasons to Student Services immediately.

De-registration due to a Semester Abroad

To find out out what to do if you are unable to sit a mandatory exam or any other exam you are registered for due to a semester abroad, please read the information on de-registration from exams.

Failure with No Option to Resit

Please note that the number of possible examination attempts is limited in all programs. Please see the examination regulations for more details. Once you have used up all your attempts, the exam will be graded as failed with no option to resit.

Disenrollment

Please bear in mind that ongoing examination processes will not automatically be terminated when you disenroll.
 


Contact

Express Service

Express Service

Nils Christoph Burkhoff, Thomas Keil, Kirsten Maurer, Sharon Rübel
University of Mannheim
Dezernat II – Express-Service L 1, 1
68161 Mannheim
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If you have specific questions that you would like to discuss individually, please don’t hesitate to consult your Student Services advisor.