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Information about the Law Courses for Exchange Students


Below you can find the law courses offered by the Faculty of Law with information about its contents and ECTS credits to get.

You can also find the information on the website of the International Students Office.


ECTS


The Faculty of Law uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), where each course is assigned a credit rating reflecting the number of weekly contact hours. Students achieve 2 credits for one hour per week. (Eg. Introduction to German Civil Law for International Students: 2 hpw -> 4 credits).

Exchange students are usually required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Credits are achieved by examination in each course. The date and place of the exam will be announced by the tutor.

The type of exam for exchange students often differs from the exam for regular (German) students. The examination can either be written or oral. Which type of exam is provided to exchange students , is at the tutor's discretion.

12 credits can be achieved by participation in a "Seminar". Every participant has to produce an assignment which has to be defended in an oral presentation in front of the seminar group.

2 extra credits are granted for taking the regular exam intended for German students.


Contact Details


Departmental Coordinator

Christoph Gailer, Ass. jur.                                      

Zimmer RW(S) 1.30
Telefon: 0941 943-2671

E-Mail


Different Course Types


  • Lecture (Vorlesung): A lecture is characterized by a large number of students and a monologue presentation from the lecturer. During the lessons, it is usually only the lecturer doing the talking, but sometimes he asks something and/or students give some comments/ have questions. Usually students have the possibility to sit an exam (normally written/ for incoming students sometimes oral). A lecture is composed of one or two sessions a week, normally 1-2 hours each.
  • Colloquium: A colloquium is pretty similar to a lecture. Important differences are the course size, which is limited to a certain number of students, and a higher level of participation expected from the students. Colloquiums are more similar to school lessons than lectures. You can learn how to deal with a judicial case, depending on the subject and the professor's programme.
  • Practical Lessons (Übungen): These lessons are designed to prepare for written exams. Students collaborate with professors to solve judicial cases. At the end of the semester there is a written exam.
  • Seminars (Seminare): Seminars are lessons in which students are expected to collaborate. Every participant is assigned a subject to present. He/she gets approx. 6 weeks to prepare a 20-minute presentation. At the end of the semester the student gets a certificate with a grade.
  • Further definitions of the different types of courses and a list of common abbreviations you can find here.


Courses Offered during Winter and Summer Semester



Winter

Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht und Verwaltungsprozessrecht I, 4 hrs

(General Administrative Law and Law on Administrative Procedure I, 3rd year)

 

Bürgerliches Recht I - Allgemeiner Teil, 4 hrs

(Private Law I - General Part of the German Civil Code, 1st year)

 

Bürgerliches Recht I - Einführung 1 hr

(Private Law I – Introduction,1st year)

 

Erbrecht, 2 hrs (Law of Succession, 4rd year)

 

Examensvorbereitung (Practising for Examination), starting at year 6

 

Grundrechte & Staatsorganisationsrecht

(Fundamental Rights & The System of Government, 1st year), 4 hrs

 

Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 3 hrs (Commercial and Company Law, 3rd year)

 

Kommunalrecht (Local Government Law, 3rd year), 2 hrs

 

Konversationsübung BGB

(Conversations practise of German Civil Code, 1st year), 2,5 hrs

 

Konversationsübung im StrafR (Conversations practise of penal, 2nd year), 2,5 hrs

 

Konversationsübung ÖR (Conversations practise of public law, 1st year), 2,5 hrs

 

Öffentliches Baurecht (Public Building Law, 3rd year), 2 hrs

 

Rechtsgeschichte I (Legal History I, 1st year), 2 hrs

 

Rechtsphilosophie (Philosophy of Law, 1st year), 2 hrs

 

Sachenrecht, 4 hrs (Property Law, 3rd year)

 

Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil mit Kauf, 2 hrs

(Law of Obligations, Generic Part with Contract of Sale, 1nd year)

 

Schwerpunktstudium (Course specialisation, 5th year), 4 hrs

 

Strafrecht - Allgemeiner Teil II (Penal Law - General Part II, 2nd year), 3 hrs

 

Strafrecht - Besonderer Teil II, 3 hrs (Penal Law - Special Part II, 4th year)

 

Vertragstypen (Types of contracts, 3rd year), 3hrs

 

Verwaltungsrecht I, 4 hrs (Administrative Law III, 3rd year)

 

Verwaltungsrecht III, 4 hrs (Administrative Law III, 5th year)

 

Vorbereitendes Seminar (Preparing Seminar, 5th year), 2hrs

 

Zivilprozessrecht II - Zwangsvollstreckung, 2 hrs

(Civil Procedure II - Law of Enforcement, 6th year)

Summer

Allgemeines Verwaltungsrecht - Vertiefung und Falllösung, 2 hrs                       (General Principles of Administrative Law - Completion, 3rd year)

Arbeitsrecht, 3 hrs (Labour Law, 4th year) 

Bürgerliches Recht I - Allgemeiner Teil, 4 hrs
(Private Law I - General Part of the German Civil Code, 1st year)
 
Bürgerliches Recht IV - Schuldrecht Besonderer Teil ohne Kauf, 2 hrs
(Private Law IV - Law of Obligations, Specific Part without Contract of Sale, 2nd year)
 
Bürgerliches Recht V - Vertiefung, 2 hrs (Private Law V - Completion, 4th year)
 
Delikts- und Schadensrecht(Tort Law & Law on Damages, 1st year), 2 hrs
 
Europarecht, 3 hrs (European Law, 3rd year)
 
Examensvorbereitung (Practising for Examination), starting at year 6
 
Familienrecht, 2 hrs (Family Law, 4th year)
 
Konversationsübung BGB
(Conversations practise of German Civil Code, 1st year), 2,5 hrs
 
Konversationsübung im StrafR (Conversations practise of penal, 2nd year), 2,5 hrs
 
Konversationsübung ÖR (Conversations practise of public law, 1st year), 2,5 hrs
 
Polizei- und Sicherheitsrecht, 2 hrs (Police Law, 2nd year)
 
Rechtsgeschichte II, 2 hrs (Legal History II, 1st year)
 
Schwerpunktstudium (Course specialisation, 5th year), 4 hrs
 
Staatsrecht II - Grundrechte, 4 hrs
(Constitutional Law II - Fundamental Rights, 1st year)
 
Strafprozessrecht, 2 hrs (Law of Criminal Procedure, 5th year)
 
Strafrecht - Allgemeiner Teil I, 3 hrs (Penal Law - General Part I, 1st year)
  
Strafrecht - Besonderer Teil I, 3 hrs (Penal Law - Special Part I, 3rd year)
 
VerwaltungsrechtII (Administrative Law II, 4th year), 4 hrs
 
Vorbereitendes Seminar (Preparing Seminar, 5th year), 2hrs
 
Zivilprozessrecht I (Civil Procedural Law I, 4th year), 4 hrs

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