Universität Wien FIND

030258 KU Coding for Lawyers (2021S)

3.00 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. 18 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Klausur am 07.06.2021

Wednesday 10.03. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:00 - 19:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

By using the programming language “Python”, the students will be introduced to the principles of writing code. After theoretical input at the beginning of each teaching unit, the students will during the later part of the units and in their homework apply the knowledge they acquired.

The course does not aim to provide the students with the broadest possible python-specific programming knowledge. Rather, the students are expected to learn the operating principles and systematics behind programming as such - abstracted from the concrete programming language being used.

Building on this knowledge, its importance for the legal industry will be demonstrated, in particular for the (future) legal profession. The effects due to technological innovation as well as the implications of legal tech solutions will be at the center of this discussion. Additionally, selected questions of IT law will be covered.

After completing this interdisciplinary course, the students will show a basic understanding regarding the operating principles of programming and understand the added value of this knowledge for lawyers.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, participation in class, homework, one written exam

Furthermore, there will be the option of earning extra points.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students that fail to attend the first unit without a valid reason will be de-registered.

This course is designed as an introductory course. Prior knowledge is not a prerequisite for participation. Introductory literature in the field of computer science will be made available to the students after the first unit, which is expected to be read by all participants until the second course unit.

The final grade will compose of the student's participation in class, homework and the exam grade.

To successfully complete the course, more than 50% of the total score must be obtained, as well as sufficient attendance in class is required.

Examination topics

The exam material includes the lectures and the literature mentioned as compulsory reading on the reading list.

Reading list

The reading list will be provided during the first unit. The literature itself will partly provided via Moodle or may be accessed via u: access.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:11