Universität Wien FIND

030402 KU Austria's international status since 1918 and introduction into the Austrian legal system (2019W)

Introduction to the Austrian legal system for international students with knowledge of German

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

Presence at first seminar on 17 September 2019 is mandatory for participation in this course (also for students on the waiting list)

Registration/Deregistration

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Presence at first seminar on17 September 2019is mandatory for participation in this course (also for students on the waiting list)

Tuesday 17.09. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Tuesday 17.09. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Wednesday 18.09. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Wednesday 18.09. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 19.09. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 19.09. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Thursday 14.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM31 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course provides an introduction to the Austrian legal system and the international legal position of Austria since 1918. It is aimed primarily at exchange students who already have German language skills. It offers an overview of the Austrian legal system and a historical overview since the emergence of the First Republic. Special emphasis is placed on learning the legal language and legal terminology, with emphasis on constitutional law. Interdisciplinary methods enable students to understand legal language and law in their cultural context. The interactive lesson includes learning activities in small groups.
Almut Meyer from the University of Turku will teach the first part of the course focusing on legal terminology of Austrian constitutional law. In the second half of the course, Prof. Marboe will present the Austrian legal system with a focus on the position of Austria in international law.

Assessment and permitted materials

The grade will result from short presentations and a final exam. Only a dictionary may be used during the latter.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The presentations and the exam must be positive. Active participation is also required.

Examination topics

The contents of the course will be tested in the final exam.

Reading list

Powerpoint presentations and other materials used during the course will be provided.
Further reading:
Herbert Hausmaninger, The Austrian Legal System, 4th edition (2011);
Waldemar Hummer, Der internationale Status und die völkerrechtliche Stellung Österreichs seit 1918, in: August Reinisch (ed.), Österreichisches Handbuch des Völkerrechts, 5th edition (2013) Volume I, 684-737; Volume II, 768-812.

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