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Sommersemester 2017

Introduction to European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) - Prof. Jim Murdoch (University of Glasgow)

28.06.2017 - 4.07.2017
4 ECTS  


This course provides an introduction to the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The course, in particular, will consider the principle guarantees of right to life, protection against torture or inhuman treatment, liberty of person, fair administration of justice, respect for private and family life, and political liberties. Teaching method will involve study of key cases, along with the opportunity to apply knowledge to practical exercise by way of problem-solving. Teaching materials will be made available on-line, and some access to a computer would be helpful. Teaching will take place in English.
Assessment: Attendance and passing the written exam


Anglo-Amerikanisches Gastprofessorenprogramm:


Wintersemester 2017/18

Introduction to German Law (8 + 4 ECTS)


·         Lecture (8 ECTS)
The class provides an introduction to German Private and Public Law, presenting basic legal concepts- Students are given an insight into the matter of both areas of law and the way legal questions are dealt with in German legal education.
Assessment: Attendance and passing the written exam

·         Tutorial (4 ECTS)
There will be an accompanying tutorial for this course. The tutorial is designed to deepen your understanding in German legal methods and the respective fields of law and answer questions that might come up during the term. Participation in the tutorial is optional but strongly recommended as lectures and tutorial complement one another.
Assessment: Attendance and two homeworks (1 private law, 1 public law)


Ort: KG I, HS 1009

(1) Do., 26. Oktober 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Einleitung – Charakteristika und Prinzipien des Zivilrechts

(2) Do., 2. November 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Einführung

(3) Do., 9. November 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Allgemeiner Teil des BGB I

(4) Do., 16. November 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verfassungsrecht I – Föderalismus

(5) Do., 23 November 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Allgemeiner Teil des BGB II

(6) Do., 30. November 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Schuldrecht – Besonderer Teil I

(7) Do., 7. Dezember 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verfassungsrecht II – Rechtsstaatsprinzip

(8) Do., 14 Dezember 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verfassungsrecht III – Verfassungsorgane

(9) Do., 21. Dezember 2017, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Schuldrecht – Besonderer Teil II

(10) Do., 11. Januar 2018, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verfassungsrecht IV – Grundrechte

(11) Do., 18. Januar 2018, 12.15–13.45 – ZivilR: Sachenrecht

(12) Do., 25. Januar 2018, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verfassungsrecht V – Europäische Integration

(13) Do., 1. Februar 2018, 12.15–13.45 – ÖffR: Verwaltungsrecht

(14) Do., 8. Februar 2018, 12:00 – 14:00 – Klausur



Continental Traditions in Jurisprudence (6 ECTS)

Sprechstunde: Nach Vereinbarung


Termin: Donnerstag 10:00 - 12:00

Ort: KG I, HS 1228 (Kollegiengebäude I)

Beginn: 02.11.17

There are two further sessions to be (re)scheduled during the semester.


·         Lecture (6 ECTS)
In these lectures we will give a first grounding in the history of the continental European tradition of legal philosophy as distinct from, but connected to, Anglo-Scandinavian thinkers. We will try to make the case for continental traditions and show that they follow significantly different strategies than those employed in the common law world. The focus of these lectures will, however, not be on recreating the past, but on discussing current problems. We will look at specific topics and work out, together with the participants, how the efforts and failures of important legal thinkers may help us in better understanding the eternal problems of law. First, we will provide a grounding in the continental debates on traditional questions of jurisprudence, e.g.

·        the possibility of an ultimate foundation of law

·         the role of morals and/or justice in law

·         the question of authority

Second, however, we will focus on the idea of a structural analysis of legal orders, as the more recent continental debate has shown more fruitful results in the daily application of theory to actual problems of the law, like

·         interpretation of law

·         logic in law

·         legal argumentation

·         application (legal subsumtion)

·         conflicts of norm

·         derogation

·         ‘gaps’ in the law

By looking at texts in their context and in their application to concrete problems of law, participants should be enabled to start seeing the structural problems of legal philosophy and argue their theoretical case, rather than learn a series of facts about past legal philosophers. Participants will be encouraged to analyse the theoretical dimensions of seemingly simple legal problems.
Assessment: Attendance and passing the written exam


Introduction to Chinese Law (9 ECTS)

·         Lecture (9 ECTS)
Starting from a brief presentation of the Chinese Law History and Law Culture this course gives a short overview on the basics of Chinese Administrative, Constitutional and Civil law. A focus will be set on Civil- and Business law. Legal knowledge is not necessary but recommended.
Assessment: Attendance and passing the written exam