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030084 SE Seminar in International Law (2018S)

for undergraduate and graduate students

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 20.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 09.05. 17:00 - 18:30 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to facilitate a deeper understanding of some special areas of public international law.
The content of the seminar mainly encompasses topical developments in the following special areas: Law of areas beyond national jurisdiction, especially focussing on the law of the sea. Furthermore, the law of outer space (especially concerning its connexions to the law of the sea) and other current topics of public international law will be dealt with.
In the first meeting, concrete topics will be presented for further discussion. Participants will write seminar papers on selected topics, which analyze and discuss them academically. In May/June, two all-day meetings will take place in which the participants present their seminar papers orally and discuss them with the other participants. Each participant will receive detailed oral and written feedback.
In case of questions, please contact teaching assistant Mr. Michael Friedl (michael.friedl@univie.ac.at)

Assessment and permitted materials

Written seminar paper, oral presentation of the seminar paper, active participation in class.
Permitted materials include literature available in the library and internet resources. For the presentation, MS Power Point, Prezi or a similar programme should be used.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to be accepted in this seminar, students must already have completed at least one course in public international law (exercise, lecture, repetitorium, Moot Court, etc.) or from the basket of electives 'Law of International Relations'. In case of a great demand, candidates which have already passed the oral exam on public international law will be accepted on a priority basis.

Examination topics

The topics of the seminar papers and the presentations will be decided in the first meeting.

Reading list

Depending on the selected topic, respective literature will be recommended.

Association in the course directory

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