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Deutsches Recht [German Law for Graduates of Foreign Law Schools]

Deutsches Recht [German Law for Graduates of Foreign Law Schools]

The Law Department offers the programme “Master of German Laws (LL.M.)” as a postgraduate course on German law in connection with European and international law. It is a two semester programme designed for foreign law students wishing to acquire knowledge of the German law tradition and practice. The programme leads to the “Master of German Laws (LL.M.)”.

In the first semester all students acquire basics in German law and its principles, especially in the structure, theory and history of the German legal system. Furthermore they have to choose between civil law, public law or criminal law as their main subject. Each main subject consists of several basic courses in German law. This selection is quite important for the second semester in which the students can pursue their individual interests. In civil law they can specialise in contract, tort, property and procedural law or in commercial, tax, competition, labour, international private and comparative law. In public law they can choose between all subjects of constitutional and administrative law (e.g. international public law, energy, environmental or regulation law) and European law.

Criminal law offers a specialisation in criminology or international and European criminal law. All lectures end with a written exam at the end of the course term. The final examination consists of a master thesis with its oral defence (disputation).

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