Comparative Constitutional Law – credit requirements (CCL LL.M.)

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law shall obtain 24 Legal Studies course credits and write a short thesis, or shall obtain 21 Legal Studies credits and write a long thesis. 
The course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:
Mandatory courses
Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit) 
Introduction to Public International Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 1, 2 credits) 
Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 1, 2 credits)
Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / SJD Candidate (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
Elements of Comparative Constitutional Law / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2, 1 credit) 
Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Matthias Möschel
(Mod. 2-3, 0 credit) 
Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)
Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)
Rights-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 8) 
Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
Protection of Constitutional Rights / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
Comparative Equality / Michel Rosenfeld (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Government-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)
Introduction to German Constitutional Law / Alexander Blankenagel (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
Constitutions and Constitution-Making in Europe / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
French Constitutional Law / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Separation of Powers / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
Comparative Federalism / Patrick Macklem (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
EU Constitutional Law – Advanced / Ronan McCrea (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)
Constitutional Adjudication / Aharon Barak (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Theories of Constitutional Interpretation / Renáta Uitz, Thiago Amparo (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
Europe: Transnational Constitutional Identity / Susanna Mancini (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 
Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
Students in the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.

Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law shall obtain 24 Legal Studies course credits and write a short thesis, or shall obtain 21 Legal Studies credits and write a long thesis. 

 

The course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:

 

Mandatory courses

  • Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Mod. 1, 0 credit) 
  • Introduction to Public International Law / Roger O’Keefe (Mod. 1, 2 credits) 
  • Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 1, 2 credits)
  • Legal Terminology and Computer-based Legal Research / SJD Candidate (Mod. 1, 0 credit)
  • Elements of Comparative Constitutional Law / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 2, 1 credit) 
  • Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar or Matthias Möschel (Mod. 2-3, 0 credit) 
  • Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Mod. 3 or 4, 0 credit)

 

Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)

* Rights-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 8) 

  • Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Mod. 2-3, 2 credits)
  • Protection of Constitutional Rights / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Mod. 4, 1 credit)
  • Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Mod. 5-6, 2 credits)
  • Comparative Equality / Michel Rosenfeld (Mod. 6, 1 credit)
  • Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

* Government-related courses (3 credits must be obtained out of 7)

  • Introduction to German Constitutional Law / Alexander Blankenagel (Mod. 2, 1 credit)
  • Constitutions and Constitution-Making in Europe / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit)
  • French Constitutional Law / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Separation of Powers / Renáta Uitz (Mod. 3, 1 credit) 
  • Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Mod. 4, 1 credit) 
  • Comparative Federalism / Patrick Macklem (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • EU Constitutional Law – Advanced / Ronan McCrea (Mod. 5, 1 credit)

* Theoretical Perspectives (2 credit must be obtained out of 5)

  • Constitutional Adjudication / Aharon Barak (Mod. 5, 1 credit)
  • Critical Race Theory / Mathias Möschel (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Theories of Constitutional Interpretation / Renáta Uitz, Thiago Amparo (Mod. 5, 1 credit) 
  • Europe: Transnational Constitutional Identity / Susanna Mancini (Mod. 6, 1 credit) 
  • Theory of Fundamental Rights / Matthias Mahlmann (Mod. 6, 1 credit)

 

Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.

Students in the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.