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030298 SE Seminar on Civil Procedure - Focus on: International Dispute Resolution (2020W)

for undergraduate and graduate students

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

Please apply between 1 and 30 September 2020 via email to petra.peirleitner@univie.ac.at, furhter please register on u:space.

Since the number of participants is limited, 10 students will be chosen based on objective criteria. These objective criteria are in particular academic success, the progress of studies and the language skills of the student. Therefore, interested students are asked to submit their CV and a transcript of records (Sammelzeugnis) together with their application for the course.


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


max. 20 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Die Referate können sowohl in englischer als auch in deutscher Sprache vorgetragen werden.

14. Januar 2021 (vorläufig 15:00-20:00 Uhr, HS3)
15. Januar 2021 (vorläufig 09:00-19:00 Uhr, Sky Lounge)

Seminarort: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1, 1090 Wien
(Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Wien)

Thursday 15.10. 15:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims to teach students the ability to independently analyze legal problems in an academic manner and to present the results of such analysis. The course covers legal problems that have emerged in case law and legal literature or that stem from recent legislative reforms. It focuses on pervasive problems in international dispute resolution, for instance with regard to the conclusion of arbitration agreements and choice of court agreements, parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions, cross-border taking of evidence and so forth. Legal issues will also be analyzed form a comparative law perspective. Students should, therefore, be willing to (and capable of) work(ing) in foreign languages and to research legal resources from different jurisdictions. Potential topics will be further defined in the course of the first meeting. Students may also submit suggestions for topics.

Assessment and permitted materials

The first session, taking place on 8 October 2020 in Vienna, is dedicated to the selection and distribution of topics. Following the first session, undergraduate students will have to independently research case law and literature concerning their topic and draft a research paper. The research paper’s results will then be presented in the course of a two days session scheduled for January 2021 in London. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion. Graduate students do not have to submit a research paper. They will only have to present the result of their research during the sessions indicated.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To pass the course undergraduate students are required to submit a research paper in accordance with the principles of good scientific practice and the quality criteria laid down in section 22 of the curriculum for undergraduate studies of law at the University of Vienna. Each performance, i.e. research paper and presentation, will be assessed individually. The research paper determines 70 percent and the presentation 30 percent of the final assessment (grade). Graduate students will be assessed on the basis of their presentation only.

Mandatory participation:
Participants will generally have to be present during all sessions to obtain a certificate.

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: We 02.12.2020 09:27