Universität Wien FIND

030775 SE Seminar in Public International Law (2022S)

for undergraduate and graduate students

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. 25 participants
Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

First meeting: 08 March 2022, 3 to 4 pm
1st seminar date: 20 May 2022 9.30 am to 5:30 pm
2nd seminar date: 15 June 2022 9.30 am to 5:30 pm
Personal attendance is required on all of the three dates. Absence for a reason can be excused for maximum one time.

Tuesday 08.03. 15:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum SEM34 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 15.06. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM52 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of this seminar is to gain a deeper understanding of some special areas of public international law. In addition, the application of legal research methods will be practiced. In several rounds of feedback, the seminar papers will continuously be improved.
In terms of content, this summer semester will focus on recent developments in international investment law, the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice and of the International Criminal Court. At the first meeting on 08 March we will discuss the topics and the procedure of the seminar. Concrete topics will be proposed and allocated. Participants will write seminar papers which analyse and discuss the respective topics in an academc manner. On 20 May and 15 June, we will have full day meetings at which the seminar papers will be presented and discussed. Every participant will get detailed oral and written feedback.
In case of questions, please contact assistant Stephanie Stipsits (stephanie.stipsits@univie.ac.at).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written seminar paper, oral presentation of the seminar paper, active participation in class.
Permitted materials include literature available in the library and internet resources. For the presentation, MS Power Point, Prezi or a similar programme should be used.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to be accepted in this seminar, students must already have completed at least one course in public international law (exercise, lecture, repetitorium, Moot Court, etc.) or in the elective field of specialisation 'Law of International Relations'. If there is a large number of applicants, candidates which have already passed the oral exam in public international law will be accepted on a priority basis.

Examination topics

The topics of the seminar papers and the presentations will be decided in the first meeting.

Reading list

Depending on the selected topic, respective literature will be recommended.

Association in the course directory

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