Mission statement committee
1. Faculty day
After the University developed an overarching mission statement, our Faculty decided in June 2012 to formulate its own mission statement focusing on the requirements of studying law at Universität Hamburg. To this end, a committee was formed. Its first task was to conduct a large-scale survey of the Faculty's members to obtain an overview of their opinions. More than 600 people took part in the survey, attesting to the great interest in this topic. The results of the survey can be found in the current issue of Hamburger Rechtsnotizen (law journal published in the Faculty of Law). However, this is only a first step towards our goal of achieving “vertical” participation. On 6 November, five workshops will take place in which we invite all interested members of the Faculty to consider specific propositions that can serve as the basis of the mission statement. In addition, we will discuss the procedure for developing our mission statement.
The lecture by Prof. Dr. Dr. mult h. c. Michael Stolleis “Gesucht: Ein Leitbild für die Juristenausbildung” (Wanted: A Mission Statement for Law Education) will serve as an introduction to the subsequent workshops.
Members of the mission statement committee (Leitbildkommission, LBK) 2012–2015
- Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur
- Dr. Judith Brockmann (Jun. Prof.)
- Sabine Bernot
- Tina Winter
- Greta Groffy
- Dana Valentiner
- Janwillem van de Loo.
Background to the development of the Faculty’s mission statement
The initiative was started by engaged law students in the Faculty of Law. In June 2012 the Faculty Council decided to establish a mission statement committee charged with drafting the mission statement. The committee is made up of students, research associates, and professors.
In a first step, the committee conducted a large-scale survey of Faculty members in order to obtain an initial overview of their opinions.
- Questionnaire for Students (german)(PDF)
- Questionnaire for Personnel (german)(PDF)
- Overview of the Survey Results (german)(PDF)
A summary of the survey results can be found in an article in Hamburger Rechtsnotizen.
The committee has several mission statements to use as models including the mission statement of Universität Hamburg and the mission statements of the Faculty of Law at the University of Zurich (pdf), the Faculty of Law (III) at the University of Lucerne (pdf), and the Faculty of Law at Johannes Keppler University in Linz.
The mission statement committee is working to develop a Faculty mission statement that takes the opinions represented in the Faculty into account and to present a draft to the Faculty Council to be voted on.