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030566 MC Ius Commune Moot Court (2021W)

Imperial Aulic Council

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

Voraussetzung für die Anmeldung ist ein Motivationsschreiben und ein Aufnahmegespräch

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Block: 23.Oktober 2021(Wien, Juridicum, SEM), 25.-29. Oktober 2021, Frankfurt/Fulda/Gießen/Wetzlar), 20.-21.Dezember 2021 (Wien, Juridicum, SEM),

Friday 22.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Friday 22.10. 13:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Friday 22.10. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Saturday 23.10. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Monday 20.12. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Monday 20.12. 13:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U18 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Tuesday 21.12. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council provides an opportunity to get to know a fascinating example of legal pluralism, the Ius Commune as it was practiced in the early modern period. The Ius Commune Moot Court is concerned with "law in action", with the application of Roman Law, Canon Law and the great variety of particular laws that existed in early modern Europe, rather than with "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 of ist existence serves as a point of reference.

The Ius Commune Moot Court – The Imperial Aulic Council is a teaching format developed at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. Its primary ambition is to acquaint the students with a historical legal order characterized by normative and jurisdictional pluralism. The students are expected to learn the dynamics of such a legal order, which in many respects is the exact opposite of how, at least ideally, the modern legal systems of continental Europe, whether it is the French one based on the Code Civil, the Austrian one, based on the ABGB, or the German one, based on the BGB, operate. In addition, the students get the opportunity to acquire in depth knowledge, depending on the case, of several aspects of early modern legal history. Like other moot courts the Ius Commune Moot Court – The Imperial Aulic Council provides the students with an opportunity to enhance their rhetorical skills, their English language skills and their capacity for team work.

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 five conditions for a successful participation in the 5th Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council 2021:
- 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
- writing a seminar paper based on the oral pleading in the moot court is optional (required in order to gain 4 additional ECTS)

Examination topics

The moot counts as the final exam.

Reading list

Tilman Repgen, Civil Law. Medieval and Post-Medieval Roman Law, in: Stanley N. Katz, ed., International Encyclopedia of Legal History, vol. 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 4-11.
Stephan Wendehorst, Ius Commune Moot Court - The Imperial Aulic Council, Vienna: Institute for Legal and Constitutional History, 2019 with additional literature.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 20.12.2021 10:07