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030233 SE Seminar on Legal History: The Viennese Faculty for Law and State 1918-1938 (2018S)

-with excursion to Bad Ischl (for diploma and doctoral 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. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 14.03. 11:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 06.06. 10:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM64 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Friday 08.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Friday 08.06. 15:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Faculty of Law and State of the University of Vienna (ReStaWi) was the institutional framework for important schools of the interwar period, namely the Viennese School of Legal Theory by Hans Kelsen and the Austrian School of Economics, whose head can be considered at that time Ludwig Mises. At the same time, the faculty was the scene of bitter battles between the various worldviews (Austromarxism, Austrofascism); but everything was superimposed by the increasingly aggressive anti-Semitism.
The seminar aims to bring together the individual scientists and their schools that existed at the faculty from 1918-1938, but also to place the history of the faculty in a context with the constitutional and political backgrounds.

Assessment and permitted materials

The participants are expected to hold a 20-minute presentation and write a written seminar paper. If this is to be counted towards the diploma thesis, it must have a length of at least 50,000 characters and comply with the following requirements:

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The participation in the two lecture days as well as the presentation and the writing of the seminar paper are obligatory.
The written work has to be methodological flawless. The most recent and most important literature has to be researched independently. The oral report has to summarize the main results clearly.

Examination topics

Depends on the topic.

Reading list

As an introduction, there is recommended:
Thomas Olechowski, Tamara Ehs, Kamila Staudigl-Ciechowicz, Die Wiener Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftliche Fakultät 1918-1938 (= Schriften des Archivs der Universität Wien 20, Göttingen 2014)

Association in the course directory

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