Law & Language

The Law & Language Center offers the Law & Language Program in Anglo-American and international legal studies in the English language. This program provides students with a unique opportunity to study Anglo-American law in the language of the legal system. It also exposes them to International Law and the Law of the European Union as expressed in English. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for international legal practice and for participation in graduate law programs in English-speaking countries.

The program aims to introduce students to the basic notions of the common law system as well as to acquaint them with some fields of substantive law in England and the United States, or the law of the European Union. Students throughout the program learn about the underlying law and legal system in the original language, allowing them to learn the terminology together with the legal institutions.

The planned timeframe of the Program stretches over 4 semesters. Students are required to complete the Introduction to Anglo-American Law I and Introduction to Anglo-American Law II courses (always offered in the Winter Semester) in order to be admitted to the Program. From then on, they may select the courses they wish from those being offered in the respective semester. The Program generally offers two courses each semester but completion may be faster if students complete the occasionally offered block courses.

In order to complete the Program, students need to pass an Intermediate Exam (written exam) after 4 courses (8 SWS). Intermediate exams are being offered by the Law & Language Center at around the middle of each semester. Intermediate Exams are graded and students receive a "Zeugnis." After 8 courses (16 SWS), students need pass a Final Exam (both written and oral exam). Final exams are being offered by the Law & Language Center at the end of each semester. Final Exams are graded and students receive a "Zertifikat.

Law & Language Program - Zwischenprüfung

Die Zwischenprüfung im SoSe 2018 findet statt am: Dienstag, den 20. November 2018 um 10 - 12 Uhr im Fakultätssitzungssaal (Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3, Zi. 2.43).

 

Bitte melden Sie sich herfür bis: Freitag, den 2. November 2018 um 12:00 Uhr verbindlich im Sekretariat von Prof. Burke (Zi. 1.50) an.

Um sich anmelden zu können, benötigen Sie eine Kopie aller Ihren bisher erworbenen Scheine mitbringen.

 


Law & Language Program - Zertifikatsprüfung

Die schriftliche Zertifikatsprüfung im WS 2018/2019 findet statt am: Dienstag, dem 22. Januar 2019 um 10 - 14 Uhr im Fakultätssitzungssaal (Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3, Zi. 2.43).

Bitte melden Sie sich herfür bis: Freitag, den 14. Dezember 2018 um 12:00 Uhr verbindlich im Sekretariat von Prof. Burke (Zi. 1.50) an.

 

Um sich anmelden zu können, benötigen Sie mindestens 8 Scheine und die Zwischenprüfung muss zu diesem Zeitpunkt bereits abgelegt worden sein.

 

Der Termin für die mündliche Zertifikatsprüfung wird rechtzeitig bekannt gegeben.

Kopien Ihrer Scheine und Ihres Zwischenprüfungs-zeugnisses müssen bei der Anmeldung abgegeben werden!

 


Änderungen im Law & Language-Programm

Beginnend mit dem Wintersemester 2015/16 werden im Law & Language-Programm Änderungen erfolgen. Die Grundstruktur des Programms bleibt jedoch unverändert.

1. Die bisherigen Einführungsveranstaltungen "Introduction to Anglo-American Law & Language I/II" werden durch die Vorlesung "The English Legal System" ersetzt. Dabei handelt es sich um eine zweiteilige Veranstaltung, sodass nach wie vor 4 SWS zu absolvieren sind. Nähere Informationen unter "Courses".

2. Der inhaltliche Fokus des Programms wird vom Recht der USA auf das Recht von England und Wales verschoben. Die Zwischen- und Abschlussprüfungen werden aber nach wie vor so gestaltet, dass auch Studenten mit "alten" Scheinen die Aufgabenstellungen mit ihrem Wissen bewältigen können.

The following courses for the Law & Language Program are offered in the winter semester 2018/2019.

Times and location will also be announced in Friedolin and on the board of the Chair for International law (1st floor).

 

Law, Policy and Governance in Global Migration Systems

Lehrender: Dr. Anna Bara

Blockveranstaltung (siehe Aushang)

3rd semester and higher who have been admitted to the L&L Program


Contract Law

Lehrender: Dr. Andrew Otto

Blockveranstaltung (siehe Aushang)

Kommentar:

This module covers English contract law which forms the basis of most private and all commercial transactions. English contract law is the origin of contract law in common law jurisdictions which is why its relevance is not restricted to the law of England and Wales. The core areas are the formation of contracts (with a special emphasis on the common law doctrine of consideration), privity, performance and breach of contract, including remedies for breach of contract. Contract law is a typical common law subject, i.e. heavily based on case law, with judicial precedents going back as far as 400 years (although most of the case law has its origin in the 19th and 20th century); there are some statutory privisions which is why students need to obtain a statute book.

Literaturempfehlung:

Students will need a textbook on contract law, for example Ewan McKendrick, Contract Law, 11th edition (2015), as well as a case book on contract law, for example Jill Poole, Casebook on Contract Law, 13th edition (2016). Finally, students will require a statute book on contract law, for example Blackstone's Statutes on Contract, Tort & Restitution 2015 - 2016, edited by Francis Rose.

3rd semester and higher who have been admitted to the L&L Program


European Union Law (Advanced Course)

Lehrender: Dr. Zuzana Vikarska

Blockveranstaltung (siehe Aushang)

3rd semester and higher who have been admitted to the L&L Program

 

 

 

Prof. Dr. Ciarán Burke      Andrew Otto    

Prof. Dr. Ciarán Burke, LL.M.

Room 1.50
Phone: +49 (0)3641/9-42270
E-Mail:

 

Andrew Otto



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Dr. Swann



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Professor Burke's CV can be found
on the page of his chair.
 
Andrew Otto teaches English Law within the framework
of the University of London International Programmes
at the University of Passau, Germany. He is a Visiting
Professor at a number of Siberian universities, a regular
guest lecturer at universities in Italy, Spain, France and
the United Kingdom. Before coming to Passau in 2004
Andrew Otto worked briefly with the European Agency
for Reconstruction in Kosovo and from 1998 - 2003 as
lecturer in Law at the University of Warwick. Born in York-
shire and brought up in England, the Netherlands and
Germany, he studied German and European Law in Saar-
brücken where he successfully passed the Second State
Examinations for Lawyers in 1993.
 
Lecturer in English Common Law