Universität Wien FIND

030555 KU Global History of Business and Economic Law (2021S)

4.00 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. 30 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.03. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 15:30 - 17:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course introduces selected topics and legal regimes in the history of business and economic law and attempts to approach the subject with a global perspective. The course will focus on the impact of the emergence of a capitalist mode of production on law and will explore how different historical actors have responded to similar problematic situations. Special attention will be given to the international legal framework of global phenomena such as colonialism and industrialization.
The course is divided into lecture, interactive "guided reading" and discussions. The aim is for participants to become familiar with some of the basic concepts and approaches of modern business and economic law history.

Assessment and permitted materials

Two of the following three performances must be fulfilled:

1.) Colloquium
2.) Short Presentation/Response
3.) Course protocol

In addition, regular attendance and participation are required.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

This is an introductory course. Specific prior knowledge or the passing of the module exam in legal history are not prerequisites for participation. Students from non-law majors and Erasmus students are welcome!

Examination topics

The relevant materials for the colloquium, presentations/responses and course protocols will be announced in the course.

Reading list

The relevant course literature will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 23.03.2023 00:13