10-02-730 Statistics for Lawyers
Dozent Filippo Silano Statistics is the science of describing data and drawing inferences from them. This course’s commitment is to provide a solid introduction to the matter, in light of endowing lawyers, perspective scholars, judges and legislators with empirical methods functional to the far-reaching comprehension of legal phenomena. In particular, lawyers, beyond applying positive jurisprudence, are potentially demanded of carrying out statistical analysis to enhance the quality of their profession. Among others, the deployment of empirical tools might constitute the necessary condition to bring robust evidence at litigations and carrying out legal research on the impact of regulation. Ranging from a detailed overview of descriptive statistics and combinatorics to probability theory, the paramount Bayes’ theorem and inferential methods, this course provides a compelling introduction both to the matter’s principles and advances. From a legal standpoint, this class applies statistics to analyse both Common and Civil law cases, wherein empirical analysis covers a pivotal role in describing disputes. Further, providing introductory tutorials in the programming language R, the class endeavours to embed theoretical statistical preparation in advances in data science. Englisch B1/B2
10-02-731 Game Theory in International Relations
Dozent Filippo Silano As the World is experiencing an epochal transition, this class aims at applying game theory to explain the strategic interaction among countries, federations, and institutions both in the development of multilateral negotiations and in unfolding geopolitical/geo-economic confrontations. This course focuses on providing a novel way of thinking about the formation of international agreements, considering the role played by Law and technology in shaping balances of power. Game theory analyses the logic of decision-making, in particular amongst several participants, which has a wide range of applications among the social sciences. Adopting a game theoretical approach to model strategic behaviour aims at gaining counterintuitive insights that may not arise under classic legal analysis. Beyond applying positive jurisprudence, legal experts and policy makers must embrace a strategic approach in carrying out decision-making tasks Englisch B1/B2
10-02-734 Introduction to Comparative Law:
Dozent Christian Friess Abstract: This course addresses the students who are interested in legal systems other than their domestic system. Questions such as: “How is a contract validly formed in France?”; Why is the role of precedent so crucial in Common Law?”; “Is religion still of legal relevance in the 21rst century?” will be answered. This course familiarizes the participant with comparative law and pursues four goals. 1) It provides an overview of the existing legal systems (macro-comparison). 2) The crucial characteristics of each system are identified, analyzed, and discussed. 3) The interactions between the systems, their way to interface with one another are examined through legal institutes (micro-comparison). 4) Ultimately the participant gains a deeper understanding of the domestic legal system.
10-02-735 Overview of Anglo-American Law
Dozentin Kathrin von Gierke This course introduces a fairly broad spectrum of substantive and procedural issues of Anglo-American law. The three blocks of instruction cover criminal, contract and tort law. These blocks each end with a formal "negotiation," whereby students are assigned to teams and must prepare "portfolios," ie documentation to negotiate a problem on behalf of their "clients." Students are assessed on their active oral participation in these negotiations and one oral presentation of 10 minutes. Very active student participation and preparation is required. Englisch B2 or better
10-02-737 German and International Criminal Law
Dozent Dr. Markus Abraham The course will deal with basics, peculiarities and interconnections of German Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. It offers the opportunity of furthering the ability to understand and explain a viewpoint on a legal issue in English.
The course addresses students of German Law (Studiengang Rechtswissenschaften: Staatsexamen), who want to acquire the foreign language certificate.
10-02-734 Basic Justice and the Law: Autonomy, Equality, and Recognition
Dozentin: Marie Thérèse Montana In the course of this seminar we will be looking at three central aspects of basic justice from an ethics & public policy perspective: autonomy and paternalism, equality and (anti-)discrimination, as well as recognition and identity politics. Our starting points will be provided by the current political controversies surrounding issues such as the nutri score, sugar taxes, the basic income, affirmative action, cultural exceptions and defenses, and many more. These are hot topics for law-makers, highly politicized, and ethically loaded. How can we make sense of these debates and our own views on policy decisions? To find out, we will be looking at all sides of the political controversies and then dip our toes in the water of the philosophical discourse on basic justice. What are possible requirements of basic justice and how do they relate to these extremely relevant topics in law-making?
In this seminar we will adopt the perspective of the legislator as well as the philosopher in order to think about how questions of basic justice may be considered in the course of making laws. Which normative considerations do we need to ponder in offering policy recommendations and legislating these highly politicized issues? How can we understand the ethical debate in the background? What is the meaning of the concepts of autonomy, equality, and recognition in the context of justice and of public policy? Which frameworks of ethical theory and political philosophy may be useful for arguing the case for and against a specific policy? What is your view on basic justice and these policy issues? More specifically, we will ask and debate questions such as: How far may the law go in making us do what is best for us? Should the state be “perfecting” its citizens? How can we argue for the moral equality of all persons and what follows from this?
What is involved in treating like persons alike – what difference does (which) difference make? To what extent and in what way should the law address the question of identity? The syllabus leaves plenty of room to accommodate student interest in specific law-making dilemmas related to the framework of basic justice suggested.
Everyone is welcome! No prior knowledge in ethics or political philosophy is required!
10-02-733 International Protection within European Union
Dozentin: Annalisa Morticelli The matter of Asylum Law and International Protection is very relevant and discussed in the European Union (EU) current context. For this reason the aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamental legal elements underpinning European legislation on international protection and asylum law.
A brief introduction on the typologies of migrant categories and on the European legislation on international protection will be addressed, the analysis of European and international Conventions valid within the European Union such as the Declaration of Fundamental Rights of Man, the Geneva Convention (1951), the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and the regulations enacted by the European institutions related the international protection will be object of the course. The European jurisprudence will also be analysed above all to understand what violations of current legislation have been incurred by Member States so far. The vision of a documentary is also provided to help to better understand the analysis of some part of the program (for example related to the legislation on the examination of asylum claims) as also the solution of legal cases and role-playing techniques.
10-02-740 Introduction au droit constitutionnel français
Dozentin Sarah Geiger Ziel der Veranstaltung ist die Schaffung eines Grundverständnisses für das Verfassungsrecht unseres Nachbarlandes Frankreich: auch wenn Frankreich einer unserer engsten politischen Partner ist, unterscheiden sich Staatsaufbau und Grundrechtsschutz in Deutschland und Frankreich ganz wesentlich. Diese Unterschiede sowie Stärken und Schwächen des französischen Rechtssystems möchte die Veranstaltung den Studierenden vermitteln. Dabei wird einführend das republikanische Model, die „Ve République“, dargestellt. Die republikanischen Institutionen werden daraufhin näher beleuchtet: der französische Rechtsstaat zeichnet sich aus durch eine bedeutsame Exekutive und einer Legislative, welche aus Nationalversammlung und Senat besteht. Im Mittelpunkt soll in diesem Kursteil jedoch der französische Verfassungsrat stehen.
Der zweite Teil der Grobgliederung, auf welchem der Schwerpunkt des Kurses liegt, unterteilt sich in eine Vorstellung der Verfassung von 1958 und des vom Verfassungsrat geschaffenen „Verfassungsblocks“. Weiter vertiefen die Studierenden den verfassungsrechtlichen und gerichtlichen Grundrechtsschutz und wird dieser schließlich in einen europäischen Kontext gestellt. Französisch B1/B2
10-02-741 Migration in Global Context
Dozentin Ülkü Sezgi Sözen
- Climate Refugees
- The New Palestinian Refugees
- Pushbacks from Greece in the Aegean
- The Protection of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors
- The global Compact for Safe, Orderly and regular Migration
- The Effects of Covid-19 on Movement of People
- The Effects of Covid-19 in Host and Transit Countries
- The Notion of Burden-Sharing in the EU-Migration Law Englisch B1/B2
Die Anmeldung erfolgt über Frau Sözen.
10-02-742 Topics in Bioethics, Emerging Biotechnologies, and Law
Dozentin Kelly A Dhru Should genome editing in humans embryos be legally permissible? What, if anything, is wrong with enhancements of humans, and especially, the cognitive enhancement of the human brain? Should the law allow human organs be “grown” through the creation of human-animal chimeras? Do animals have a right not to be experimented upon? While on the one hand the emerging biotechnologies aim to promote the health and well-being of the society, they also raise serious legal, ethical, and regulatory challenges on the other hand. These legal and ethical questions are no longer restricted to the realm of the “hypothetical”. With the unsurpassed growth in the emerging biotechnologies, these are some crucial questions that the current legal systems have to battle. The aim of this course is to put forward the ethical questions arising from the emerging biotechnologies into the legal context. This course will provide an avenue for the students to engage in the debates surrounding questions of the legality and permissibility of these technologies, and we will also ask if these technologies challenge our foundational assumptions about law and legal actors, and especially about the nature of the relationship between law and ethics. The course will be primarily discussion-based (although, like the technologies, the discussions, too, will be somewhat regulated), and will foster critical thinking and argumentative skills of the participating students. Englisch B1/B2
10-04-420: Einführung in das türkische Recht – Zivilrecht
Dozentin Ülkü Sezgi Sözen
Die Ziele der Vorlesung sind, die Teilnehmer/innen mit der türkischen Rechtssprache vertraut zu machen. Die Studierenden erhalten einen Überblick über das türkische Zivilrecht und das Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht und erlernen die erforderliche Rechtsterminologie. Sie werden in die Falllösung nach türkischem Recht eingeführt und bearbeiten türkische Rechtsfragen mit türkischen und deutschen Rechtsquellen durch die vergleichende Methode.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass die folgend aufgeführten Seminare, als Fremdsprachenveranstaltung besucht und abgeschlossen werden können. Die Anmeldung erfolgt nicht über STiNE sondern direkt beim Lehrstuhl.
10-02-737 Seminar Legal Reasoning
Dozent: Michael Preisig
Die Anmeldung erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl von Prof. Armgardt.
10-02-740 Seminar zum internationalen (Bio-)Patentrecht
Dozent: Rob Aerts
Die Anmeldung erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl von Prof. Albers
10-02-741 Seminar: International Law 4.0
Dozent: Prof. Kotzur und Verena Kahl
Die Anmeldung erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl von Prof. Kotzur
10-02-742 Seminar: Democracy in the 21st Century
Dozent: Dr. Amal Sethi
Die Anmeldung erfolgt über den Lehrstuhl von Prof. Kotzur