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030171 SE Seminar on Public Law (2020W)

Corona Virus - Constitutional and Administrative Law Aspects of the COVID-19-measures

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. 10 participants
Language: German



The preparatory meeting and the intermediate session will take place online. The seminar itself is - depending on the development - preferably held as a presence teaching event on the 6th floor of DORDA Rechtsanwälte in 1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 10.

Peperatory Meeting: 19 Oct 2020 18:00
Intermidiate Session: 30 Nov 2020 18:00
Seminar: 22 and 23 jan 2021 from 10:00


Aims, contents and method of the course

The COVID-19-crisis has raised many questions, also regarding the rule of law: Never since the 2nd World War have there been such drastic restrictions of fundamental rights! Did the constitutional state act correctly or was the rule of law thrown overboard because of the time pressure? Were the legal instruments for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic sufficient or is a new, holistic legal framework from a single source necessary? How is the COVID legislation to be assessed? Is the utilization of intensive care beds and the rate of hospitalization a sufficient basis for a lockdown or other measures restricting the freedom of movement? Etc Etc

Assessment and permitted materials

Mitarbeit: Gewichtung 30%
Kurzreferat 30min: Gewichtung 40%
Seminararbeit (20-25 Seiten; bei Dissertanten 10-15 Seiten): Gewichtung 30%

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