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Summer Semester

Introduction to Comparative LawHide

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=266008&pSpracheNr=1

Responsible Institution

Chair for German and European Consumer Law and Private Law as well as Comparative Law – Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kessel

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kessel

Educational Objektive

Students will be introduced to the different approaches of legal thinking of several legal systems and will acquire the methodological tools necessary for the comparison of those legal systems. This course will provide an overview over characteristics of selected legal systems. Through a comparative approach to fundamental examples of private law and liability law students will examine how distinct normative bases can lead to largely identical results.

Content

History, aims, functions and methods of comparative law; introduction to the characteristics of several legal families; comparative analysis of selected fields of law; oral or written exam (essay) plus presentation.

Requirements

This course does not have prerequisites

Day/Time

Tue. 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Workload

Oral exam: Presence (30 hrs); preparation, postprocessing and exam preparation (60 hrs); in total 90 hrs

Essay exam: Presence (30 hrs); preparation and postprocessing (30 hrs); essay plus presentation (60 hrs.); in total 120 hrs.

ECTS

3 ECTS (oral) or 4 ECTS (essay plus presentation)

​EU Capital Markets LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law - Zivilrecht IV

Lecturer

Stephan Balthasar

Content

Lecture

EU policy and legislation in the area of capital markets, covering both relevant EU legislation (e.g., Prospectus Regulation, Market Abuse Regulation, Transparency Directive) and case law of the European Court of Justice.

Requirements

The course can be taken by all students with an interest in the legal framework of capital markets. It is designed in particular for students of "Schwerpunktbereich III" and exchange students. It is strongly advised students make themselves familiar with the fundamental notions of EU law and the functioning of EU institutions.There will be no exam. 

Day/Time

Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=271035&pSpracheNr=1

ECTS

There will be no exam. 

​​​International Environmental and Sustainable Development LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of African Legal Studies

Content

This course focuses on international legal and institutional arrangements concerning the management of the environment. It examines both theoretical and practical dimensions of these arrangements.

This course explores some of the most salient aspects of the expanding area of international environmental law. It examines, in particular, global environmental issues that have risen to the top of the international law and policy agenda in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Conference), the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development and further developments leading to the 2012 Rio+20 summit.

The notion of sustainable development occupies an important place in this course. It provides an acknowledgement that environmental law needs to be considered at the same time as social and economic dimensions of development. This broader framework which puts environmental issues in the much broader context of development constitutes the overall framework of reference within which environmental law is to be considered today. This implies, for instance, that many environmental law issues have an important North-South dimension which is considered in this course.

The course highlights several key aspects of international environmental law. It provides an introduction to the principles of international environmental law (such as the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the precautionary principle), issues related to the protection of the environment (hazardous activities, wastes, air pollution), the conservation of the environment (species, biological diversity) and the use/exploitation of environmental resources (trade in animal parts, genetic resources, genetically modified organisms).

This course also examines questions related to compliance, effectiveness and the enforcement of international environmental law. This includes, for instance, an examination of liability and redress and compliance mechanisms.

The course further examines environmental issues in their broader context. It thus considers, for instance, the link between human rights and the environment and the link between trade and the environment. It may also consider issues such as links between intellectual property rights and the environment or war and the environment.

International environmental law is today intrinsically related to the concept of sustainable development. In keeping with the strong development component of much recent international environmental law, the course makes frequent reference to the North-South dimension of the issues examined. These include both theoretical aspects, such as the question of preferential treatment (equity) in international environmental law and more practical aspects such as the so-called Kyoto mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol to the Climate Change Convention, in particular the Clean Development Mechanism.

The course also emphasises measures taken to foster the implementation of the numerous international treaties adopted at the international level. It examines international legal and institutional arrangements in this regard. This will include, in particular, an analysis of the role of environmental financial mechanisms (and, more generally, multilateral development banks) in the realisation of the goals of international environmental instruments. Further, the relationship between environmental protection and trade will be examined both from the point of view of environmental instruments (e.g., emissions trading in the climate change regime) and from the point of view of the international trade regime, especially as embodied in the World Trade Organization.

The course will also consider international institutional arrangements regarding the management of the environment. It will consider both institutions dealing primarily with the environment and the role of other institutions. The role of governments, the civil society, the private sector and other actors in negotiating and implementing international environmental law will also be examined..

Educational objective

The course seeks to introduce the general international legal and institutional framework relating to the management of the environment. It is designed to equip students with analytical tools with which they may understand the international legal framework of environmental law in its broader context, including political, economic, social and ecological dimensions. Practical application of the law

Additional benefits obtained through studying this course are the transferable skills both academically and through a practical application of the law. The course will give you the opportunity to address the development of the legal rules dealing in English common law and will provide you with the skills needed for both an academic and employment environment whilst considering the materials and engaging with the activities. For example, you will undertake some short activities which are linked to specific materials and this in turn supports the growth of personal skills such as communication skills, research skills, information technology skills, problem solving skills.

Requirements

This course does not have prerequisites

Day/Time

TBC

Campus Online

Yes, the link will be published in due time.

Workload

In addition to the preparation and follow-up of the course which is due to the interactive character of the course necessary is the class itself 2 hours per week. Additionally, it is possible to take an oral or a written examination.

ECTS

3 (participation only)/ 5 (participation and oral or written exam)

International Commercial Law I Hide

Responsible Institution

Chair for Consumer Law, Private Law and Comparative Law


Educational objective

Students will be introduced to the special legal problems arising in international commercial disputes. In that regard, the basics of Conflict of Laws will be part of the lecture.
Furthermore, students will get profound knowledge of the Convention on Contracts of the International Sale of Goods (CISG) as the most important set of rules for international commerce.


Content

History, aims, functions of International Commercial Law; introduction to the most important sets of rules for International Commerce; training on cases; oral or written exam

Requirements


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Day/Time


Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=268089&pSpracheNr=1

Workload

Oral exam: Presence (30 hrs); preparation, postprocessing and exam preparation (60 hrs); in total 90 hrs
Written exam: Presence (30 hrs); preparation and postprocessing and exam preparation (60 hrs); in total 90 hrs.
The written exam will not be offered in Summer Term 2020

ECTS

Depending on the program:
Exchange students 5 ECTS
German-Spanish LL.B. 3 ECTS

​Introduction to German LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law - Zivilrecht IV

Dr. Felix M. Wilke, LL.M. (Michigan), Senior Assistant and University Lecturer


Educational objective

The course covers the basics of German law as a whole as well as fundamental concepts of German constitutional, private and criminal law, including the respective court procedures.


Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course other than a sufficient command of the English language. Prior knowledge of (German) legal terminology is useful but not necessary. The course is primarily for law students, but participants from other departments are welcome, too.

Day/Time


Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=268404&pSpracheNr=1

ECTS

At the end of the semester, there will be an exam for those students who need to or want to sit for it

​Ways of Reading the US ConstitutionHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Public Law VII - Prof. Dr. Heinrich Amadeus Wolff


Lecturer

Prof. Barry Sullivan - Chicaco

Requirements

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Day/Time

Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=250063&pSpracheNr=1

Wintersemester

​Essays on European Company LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, German, European and International Corporate and Capital Markets Law - Prof. Dr. Jessica Schmidt, LL.M.


Educational objective

Students will be introduced to the special legal problems arising in international commercial disputes. In that regard, the basics of Conflict of Laws will be part of the lecture.
Furthermore, students will get profound knowledge of the Convention on Contracts of the International Sale of Goods (CISG) as the most important set of rules for international commerce.


Content

European company law

Requirements

Basic knowledge in company law and EU law.

Day/Time


Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=260612&pSpracheNr=1

Workload

Every Student has to write an essay.

ECTS

The essays are graded.

​​International Commercial Law IIHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law - Zivilrecht IV

Prof. Dr. Balthasar

Content

The course will cover the legal framework for litigation and arbitration of international commercial disputes, in particular the impact of relevant EU Regulations (Rome I Regulation, Rome II Regulation, Brussels I Regulation); and the New York Convention on International Commercial Arbitration.

It includes practical case studies and also involves a moot arbitration hearing of particular relevance for students interested in, or preparing for, a moot court competition. The course will be taught in English. 

Requirements

The course is open to any student interested in international private law and is part of the curriculum for students specializing in International Law (“Schwerpunktbereich I”).

Day/Time

Separate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=260051&pSpracheNr=1

ECTS

Students who wish to obtain ECTS credits have the option to sit an examination.

​​International Transport LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, German and International Civil Procedure Law (ZR III) - Professor Dr. Robert Magnus

​​Introduction to German Private LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair for German and European Consumer Law and Private Law as well as Comparative Law – Prof. Dr. Schmidt-Kessel

Lecturer

Dr Maria-Lena Schmidt-Fromme

Content

General Introduction to German Private Law – System, Codes and Literature; Books of the BGB; Introduction to General Contract Law; general principles.

Requirements

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Day/time

Block course (see CampusOnline)

Workload

Presence; preparation, postprocessing and exam preparation 

ECTS

5 ECTS (written exam)

​Training Seminar on Labour LawHide

Responsible Institution

Chair of Civil Law, European and German Labor Law (ZR II) - Prof. Dr. Adam Sagan, MJur (Oxon)

Content

The Training Seminar on Labour Law (sect. 7 para. 1 cl. 1 SPO) provides all law students at the University Bayreuth the opportunity to present a paper covering a self-chosen topic in the area of the law of the individual employment contract (conclusion, content, termination, impairment of performance, and liability) and the corresponding issues of collective bargaining law. The individual topics will be assigned to the participants in a preliminary meeting, after which draft papers (up to 10 pages) must be submitted in order to give personal feedback to each student. On this basis, the final papers (of up to 12 pages) have to be handed in at the end of the term. Participants are asked to give an oral presentation of their papers. Applications for admission are to be sent to: arbeitsrecht@uni-bayreuth.de

Requirements

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Day/Time

Seperate Announcement

Campus Online

https://campusonline.uni-bayreuth.de/ubto/wbLv.wbShowLVDetail?pStpSpNr=260314&pSpracheNr=1

Workload

Write and present a paper covering a self-chosen topic from an area mentioned above

​Introduction to Public International Law Hide

Responsible Institution

Chair of African Legal Studies

Content

This course is an introduction to the general problems, sources and techniques of public international law. Public international law is the regime of legal rules which primarily seeks to regulate relations between sovereign states.  For example, public international law defines the minimum standard of treatment which a sovereign state must accord the nationals of another state on its territory and the responsibility of one state to another for failure to observe the required standard of treatment.  Individuals, to an increasing extent, also are a direct concern of public international law.  Examples of this development include the international criminal responsibility of individuals for war crimes and other offences, such as torture, and the network of treaties, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966, which aspires to define and protect human rights.

Educational objective

The course objective is to give you an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the role of legal rules in regulating the conduct of states and individuals in international society and the relationship between domestic law and public international law.  This objective will be attained through a study of the decided cases, legislation, treaty provisions and academic literature referred to in the course syllabus.

Practical application of the law

Additional benefits obtained through studying this course are the transferable skills both academically and through a practical application of the law. The course will give you the opportunity to address the development of the legal rules dealing with public international law and will provide you with the skills needed for both an academic and employment environment whilst considering the materials and engaging with the activities. For example, you will undertake some class-based activities, which are linked to specific materials and/or topics. This in turn supports the growth of personal skills such as communication skills, research skills, information technology skills, problem-solving skills.

Requirements

This course does not have prerequisites

Day/Time

TBC

Campus Online

Yes, the link will be published in due time.

Workload

In addition to the preparation and follow-up of the course which is due to the interactive character of the course necessary is the class itself 2 hours per week. Additionally, it is possible to take an oral or a written examination.

ECTS

3 (participation only)/ 5 (participation and oral or written exam)


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