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030174 KU Comparative Private International Law (2020W)

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

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Details

max. 70 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 09.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 16.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 23.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 30.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 06.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 13.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 20.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 27.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 04.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 11.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 18.12. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 08.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Friday 15.01. 10:00 - 12:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal U11 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and contents of the course:
The goal of this class is to familiarise students with the different approaches that exist around the world regarding conflict of laws issues. This should enable them to predict a potential forum and the legal rules applying to cross-border dispute resolution. From a practical viewpoint, such knowledge is vital for a professional career in contract negotiation and drafting as well as in international litigation or arbitration. It may also provide opportunities in an international organisation.
The lecture will focus on the conflict-of-laws rules of the EU and the US and compare them to those of other major legal systems (UK, Switzerland, Russia, China, Japan, Latin America).

Methods:
Students will receive original materials in English, which they will have to read in advance. They will also receive powerpoints. Practical examples will be provided and cases discussed.

Language:
All classes will be held in English.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment and permitted materials:
Students will be assessed on the basis of a written exam and on the basis of their participation during the class, weighted 70% for the written exam and 30% for oral participation. In the written exam, unmodified legal texts, such as EU regulations (Rome I and II) or national conflicts laws, will be permitted.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria:
The successful candidate must be able to find the appropriate provision of a certain legal system that best corresponds to a certain factual situation. They must also be able to compare and contrast legal provisions of different legal systems. Only topics discussed in the class will be examined.

Assessment standard:
The grades will be based on the comprehensiveness, soundness and accuracy of the student’s answers. The quality of the English language will not affect the grade except where a lack of language skills leads to incomprehensible answers.

Examination topics

Only topics discussed in the class will be examined.

Reading list

Reading list:
Trevor Hartley, International Commercial Litigation, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2015)
Friedrich Juenger, Choice of Law and Multistate Justice (Ardsley, Transnational Pub.: 2005)
Mathias Reimann, Conflict of Laws in Western Europe: A Guide through the Jungle (Irvington, Transnational Pub.: 1995)
Mathias Reimann, Comparative Law and Private International Law, in: Mathias Reiman & Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law (Oxford, OUP 2006) p. 1363 - 1396
Khalil A. Sfeir, Droit international privé comparé, 2 vols (Beyrouth, Sader: 2005)
Symeon Symeonides (ed), Private International Law at the End of the Twentieth Century: Progress or Regress (The Hague et al., Kluwer Law International: 1999)
Symeon Symeonides, Codifying Choice of Law Around the World (Oxford, OUP 2014)

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