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030566 MC Ius Commune Moot Court (2019W)

Imperial Aulic Council

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


max. 12 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Block vom 17.2. bis 21.2. in Frankfurt am Main

Monday 14.10. 10:15 - 11:45 Seminarraum SEM41 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council 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.

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 six conditions for a successful participation in the 5th Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council 2020:
- interest in, but no prior knowledge of the Ius Commune
- a letter of motivation
- above than average English language skills
- readiness to work in a team
- participation in two pre-moots, one in Franfurt-on-Main, Gießen and Fulda (winter term) and one in Vienna and Brno (summer term 2020), and the moot
- 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

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:19