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Law - Basic Course

Module name (EN): Law - Basic Course
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016
Module code: BBWL-230
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 min. / Can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 02.01.2019]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BBWL-230 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012, semester 2, mandatory course
BBWL-230 Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2016, semester 2, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BBWL-330 Business Law
BBWL-512 Top Priority: Contracts
BBWL-533/633 Specialization (SP) Module 3: Logistics Management and Law
BBWL-541/641 Specialization (SP) Module 1: Marketing Strategy and Competition Law
BBWL-552/652 Specialization (SP) Module 2: Labor and Social Law

[updated 18.12.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Dozenten des Studiengangs

[updated 18.12.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the most important principles and regulations of German civil law for business economists,
- understand the function and mechanisms of civil law and have improved their knowledge about the law of legal transactions, in particular the typical problems related to contracts,
- understand the law as one of the basic conditions for entrepreneurial activity and the relevance of the regulations for business practice,
- be able to incorporate legal considerations into the operational of a company,
- be able to apply legal texts independently, interpret each regulation, apply them to actual business issues and relate them to one another,
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to specific cases relating to legal transactions and obligations by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant regulations and deriving the result therefrom,
- will have developed drafting proposals for simple legal transactions,
- be able to evaluate and review the results based on general legal value judgements.

[updated 07.04.2021]
Module content:
- Case review methodology
- Law, the legal system, law enforcement
- Legal entities in private law
- Freedom of contract and its limits, abstraction principle
- Legal transactions and declaration of intent
- All about contracts (introduction, process of concluding a contract, the effect of a contract)
- Consumer protection according to BGB, consumer contracts with special features
- Agency according to BGB
- Destruction and nullity of legal transactions (selected topics, including nullity due to lack of form)
- Introduction to the law of general terms and conditions (economic significance, definition, inclusion in a contract)
- Debtor and creditor, cession, joint and several liability
- Performance by the seller (place of performance, transfer of risk, time of performance, retention of title)
- Performance by the buyer (payment, set-off)
- Statutory limitation
- Overview of design rights, basic features of rescission
- Overview of defective performance

[updated 07.04.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Interactive lecture with integrated tutorial (Solving legal questions and formulating letters)
- Visualization by means of transparencies
- Learning material from the internal eLearning management system

[updated 07.04.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
- Aunert-Micus, S. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht: BGB Allgemeiner Teil, Schuldrecht, Sachenrecht, Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht. München: Franz Vahlen, latest edition
- Brox, H. / Walker, W.-D. Allgemeines Schuldrecht. München: C. H. Beck, latest edition
- Führich, E. / Werdan, I. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht in Fällen und Fragen. München: Franz Vahlen, latest edition
- Gildeggen, R. u. a. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht: Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte. Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter Oldenbourg, latest edition
- Looschelders, D. Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil. München: Franz Vahlen, latest edition
- Metzler-Müller, K. Wie löse ich einen Privatrechtsfall. Stuttgart: Boorberg, latest edition
- Stadler, A. Allgemeiner Teil des BGB. München: C. H. Beck, latest edition

[updated 07.04.2021]
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