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030566 MC Ius Commune Moot Court (2019S)

Imperial Aulic Council

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

Motivationsschreiben an LV-Leiter.


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


max. 12 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

31.03. - 02.04.2019, Nancy, Strassbourg (Block)
03. - 05.08.2019, Tel Aviv & Jerusalem (Block)
07.08.2019, 12:00 - 18:30, Jerusalem

Friday 15.03. 12:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Monday 29.04. 13:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM43 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council, run by the University of Vienna, the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen and Moscow State University, aims at introducing participants to a fascinating example of legal pluralism, the Ius Commune as it was practiced in the early modern period. The focus is on the application of Roman Law, Canon Law and the great variety of particular laws that existed in early modern Europe. The Ius Commune Moot Court is concerned with "law in action" rather than "law in the books". The jurisdiction of the Imperial Aulic Council, one, if not the the most important court in the world of the Ius Commune and located in Vienna most of the time serves as a point of reference for the Ius Commune MC. In 2019 the Ius Commune MC will be held in conjunction with the Historical Jewish Law MC with the finals taking place at the Supreme Court of the State of Israel in Jerusalem. A case which the Imperial Aulic Council in Vienna decided in part on the basis of Jewish law will serve as a historical reference case.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students' progress will be monitored on the basis of their participation in the pre-moots and the moot.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

There are seven conditions for a successful participation in the 4th Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council 2019:
- interest in, but no prior knowledge of the Ius Commune
- a letter of motivation
- above average English language skills
- readiness to be part of a team
- participation in two of the three pre-moots in Vienna & Eisenstadt, Nancy & Strassbourg and in Tel Aviv & Jerusalem
- participation in a minimum of 28 lectures, excursions and coaching units during the summer term 2019
- writing a seminar paper based on the oral pleading in the moot court (in order to gain 4 additional ECTS)

Examination topics

The moot counts as the final exam.

Reading list

Available in class.

Association in the course directory

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