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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof Dr Susanne Augenhofer

Summer term 2016

 

Specialization 3: Civil Legal Advice and Lawmaking – obligatory chosen part and Specialization 4;

Subspecialization 4b: Market and Contract Law and 4c: Company and Corporate Law

 

10 648  European Consumer Law

Course (2 SP/SWS) - weekly, Tuesdays  from 16:00 to 18:00

 

The course focuses on European consumer law. The various consumer protection directives and regulations will be discussed, and their interpretation by the ECJ will be analysed. The lecture will also refer to the implementation of these directives and regulations into German law. The current developments in European consumer law will be considered (in particular the proposal for the Consumer Rights Directive and the Draft for a Common European Sales Law) and the problems linked to the enforcement of consumer protection provisions will be outlined.

International students are welcome!

 

Location: room BE 2, 140/142

Reading: An organizational paper with introductory readings will be handed out at the first lecture.

Exam: Oral exam/subsequent seminar paper; the examination for international students will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

Papers: All papers are available on www.moodle.hu-berlin.de after the lecture.

Statute book: Grundmann, Stefan/Riesenhuber, Karl (Hrsg.), Europäisches Privatrecht, 2009.

 

10 647  European and German Unfair Competition Law

Course (2 SP/SWS) – weekly, Tuesdays from 14:00 to 16:00

 

The course focuses on unfair competition law that is regulated in the Law of Unfair Commercial Practices (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG).  At the start, the function of unfair competition law as part of competition law will be taken into account , and consequently the influence of European law on this area of law will be highlighted. Afterwards the most important key principles will be explained and various groups of cases will be looked at on the basis of examples of the enforcement of law. Moreover the course is addressed to the enforcement of law.

International students are welcome!

Location: room BE 2, 140/142

Reading: An organizational paper with introductory readings will be handed out at the first lecture.

Exam: Oral exam/subsequent seminar paper; the examination for international students will be communicated at the beginning of the course.

Papers: All papers are available on www.moodle.hu-berlin.de after the lecture.

 

Spezialisation 4,

Subspezialisation 4b: Market and Contract Law and 4c: Company and Corporate Law

 

10 684  Current Tendencies in US Private Law (English)

Seminar (2 SP/SWS) – block seminar


Friday, 29 April 2016 from 14:00 to 18:00, BE2, 140/142

Thursday, 26 May 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00, DIW*

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00, DIW*

Thursday, 09 June 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00, DIW*

 

*The dates on 25 June 2016, 8 June 2016 and 9 June 2016 are taking places in the German Institute for economic research (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, DIW), Mohrenstr. 58, 10117 Berlin, in room "Friedensburg" from 14:00 to 16:00.

Further dates will be communicated in consultation with the students on 29 April. 

 

The seminar examines current tendencies in US private and civil procedure law on the basis of selected cases and papers. The analysis will also focus on the aspect whether arguments from the American discussion can be a benefit for European Law. 

The seminar is mainly addressed to students of the specialization 4b and 4c and Ph.D. students. International students are welcome!

 

Participation requirements:

  • Mailing of a motivation letter until the 22 April 2016 

   to sekretariat.augenhofer@rewi.hu-berlin.de

  • attendance and active participation on all course dates    
  • and writing a seminar paper and its defending.

        

To transfer the SWS the attendance on all dates is required. A seminar paper for the specialization is not offered.  

Papers: All papers are available on www.moodle.hu-berlin.de after the lecture.