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030365 KU Comparative Family Law (2019S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 45 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 25.03. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Monday 29.04. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
Monday 06.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
Monday 27.05. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course, given in English, explores the notion of “European Family Law” and to what extent the ECJ, ECHR and other supranational institutions have been influencing domestic family law. Key issues such as the notion of family, marriage, divorce, parenthood will serve as an example.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are requested to write a research paper (teamwork) and are expected to briefly present and defend the core theses during the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Good knowledge of family law and European Union law. Regular presence and cooperation in class, written paper, presentation and defense.

Examination topics

All issues for the research papers will be announced in the first class (March 25, 2019).

Reading list

Suggestions regarding ECJ and ECHR case law, statutes, regulations etc as well as literature are made step by step during the course.

Association in the course directory

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