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030298 SE Seminar on Civil Procedure - Focus on: International Dispute Resolution (2021W)

for undergraduate and graduate students

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

Please apply between 13 and 27 September 2021 via email to judith.ullmann@univie.ac.at and register on u:space. The number of participants is limited to 10 students, who will be chosen on the basis of objective criteria (academic success, progress of studies, language skills, etc.). 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 served).


max. 10 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

APPLICATION (details on the institute's homepage https://zvr.univie.ac.at/):
Please apply between 1 and 6 Oct 2021 via email to judith.ullmann@univie.ac.at and register on u:space.

Ten students will be chosen based on objective criteria (in particular: academic success, the progress of studies, language skills). Interested students are asked to submit their CV and a transcript of records (Sammelzeugnis) together with their application for the course.

Tuesday 12.10. 13:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.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 from a comparative law perspective. Students should, therefore, be willing to work in English 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 12 October 2021 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 2022 in London. Each presentation will be followed by a discussion. Undergraduate students have to submit their research paper until the end of the semester. 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. 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

Eine Prüfung über den Stoff ist im Rahmen eines Seminars nicht vorgesehen.

Reading list

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Association in the course directory

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