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030853 KU Law Crossing Borders (2021S)


3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work
We 12.05. 12:30-14:00 Digital



max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 10.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 12:30 - 14:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The production of law does not only take place in the national framework. Throughout history, legal knowledge, norms and practices circulated between different countries, cultures and languages. Legal books were translated, codifications adopted and law was practiced by persons who had studied abroad. In the course we will have a look at several historical examples for such processes of intercultural exchange in the field of law. We will ask for the contexts in which this took place and we will discuss theories that explain the law that emerged from such transfers. We will see that this helps not only to gain a better understanding of law's history, but also of law's present.

Assessment and permitted materials

Two written exams during the term.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The assessment is based on the average of both exam grades. It can be improved by active participation in the discussions.

Examination topics

The exams will be based on the content of the course.

Reading list

Reading material will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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