German Legal Concepts (in German)

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
IV
Academic year: 
2010/2011
Academic year: 
2011/2012
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Instructor(s): 
Stefan Messmann

The importance of studying the German legal concepts, with specific emphasis on terminology, at the legal faculty of a European university doesn’t need to be proven especially: the influence of the BGB - the German civil code - on the European legal systems and the extensive use of the German language in economic transactions in Central and Eastern Europe are clear evidences.

This course is designed for students having fair knowledge of the German language and a desire to extend this knowledge to legal terminology. Therefore the reading material of this course will be in German exclusively.

The course will be divided into two parts. The first part will offer a short introduction to German legal system and concepts. In the second part exercises will take place in both oral translations from German into English and explanations of legal texts in German.

A basic vocabulary of legal terminology is attached as an annex to these reading materials.