Dr. Stephen Swann

Lecturer in English Common Law
Dr. Stephen Swann
in den Vorlesungswochen:
Mi. 14:45-15:45 Uhr
Do. 09:30-10:30 Uhr

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  • Lehre

    Im Wintersemester 2023/2024 biete ich folgende Lehrveranstaltungen an: 

    British Legal Systems (219705) 

    Mi. 12 - 14 Uhr (HS 7)

    This course provides an introduction to the legal systems of the British Islands and most especially English law. Besides presenting some core English legal vocabulary in context, the lectures will highlight points of (perceived) difference between legal systems - within English-speaking jurisdictions as well as in the contrast of the common law legal family with codified civil law. A main focus of the course is on the sources of law, studied in the context of the norms, structures, and practices of the law-making institutions. In particular, the course aims to provide students with insight into the origin and development of the case law method, its practical operation in the modern law, and its impact on legislative law-making and legal discourse in legal systems shaped by English law. A selective look at some aspects of substantive law, including the law of remedies, will round off the course in illustrating points of contrast, drawing attention to distinctive legal terms and structures, and confirming the enduring legacy of a peculiar legal history.

    Further details in FriedolinExterner Link

    English Criminal Law (219707)

    Mi. 10 - 12 Uhr (August-Bebel-Straße 4, SR 120)

    This course reviews the core of the general principles of the criminal law of England and Wales and considers in depth the substantive law on some of its specific offences - in particular, offences against the person and property. Beginning with a consideration of the purposes and procedural framework of the criminal law, initial lectures will focus on the fundamental concepts and general principles of liability. These will be illustrated and reviewed in particular by study of the law on homicide and other fatal and non-fatal offences against the person. Later lectures will address other core offences: these may range from sexual offences to criminal damage, theft and kindred offences of taking and dishonesty, depending on student interest and available teaching time.

    Further details in FriedolinExterner Link

    Interests in Goods (219704)

    Di. 12 - 14 Uhr (SR 274)

    This course, which straddles various sub-fields of the civil and commercial law of obligations and property, takes a broad look at interests in goods in English law – what forms such property rights take and how they are created or transferred. Initial lectures consider what (and in which circumstances) animate and inanimate things are recognised as 'goods' before switching focus to possession, rights to possession, and their protection by means of rules of tortious liability. Students will gain insight into how this arrangement of private law has given it a shape distinctively different from civilian systems driven by a more abstract ownership 'motor'. Material in this part will take in bailment and questions of the proprietary effect of hire.

    For the middle bulk of the course attention will turn to the main mechanisms by which property interests in goods may be acquired. Besides sale of goods – the commercially and statistically most important pillar of this field of property law – this part of the course will review the law on gifts, finding, and mixing.

    Finally, the course will consider pledges of goods and other mechanisms by which possessory or proprietary security rights over goods may be created.

    Further details in FriedolinExterner Link

    Judges, Juries, and Lawyers (219706)

    Do. 14 - 16 Uhr (SR 113)

    In this course participants will study a variety of policy issues concerned with essential machinery for the administration of justice in England and Wales, namely the decision-makers who determine the outcomes of cases and the providers of legal services. With its emphasis on active participation, this course provides an opportunity to engage in debates concerning matters such as the policing of judicial impartiality, the role of the jury, and the 'cab rank' principle of the bar. Behind 'headline' issues, the course will address policy problems inherent in superficially more mundane issues of management and regulation in the judicial and legal services sectors and so assist students in building their ability to undertake detailed analysis in legal fields. Students will also profit from this course in receiving support in (further) developing their skills in reasoning and argument.

    Further details in FriedolinExterner Link


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