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Introduction to German Law

Module name (EN): Introduction to German Law
Degree programme: International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: DFILM-314
SAP-Submodule-No.: P620-0416
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
DFITM-314 (P620-0465) International Tourism Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 2, mandatory course
DFBLG207 (P620-0317) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018, semester 2, mandatory course
DFILM-314 (P620-0416) International Logistics Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
DFIM-314 (P620-0108) German-French and International Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 3, mandatory course
DFBLG207 (P620-0317) Logistics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 2, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- to list the most important principles of German law and the German civil jurisdiction;
- familiarize themselves with legal texts independently, interpret the individual regulations and relate them to each other on theri own;
- describe the relevance of the above regulations to business practice;
- 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;
- review the result based on general legal value decisions.

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Module content:
Legal system, jurisdiction structure
Legal entities of private law (people, consumers, entrepreneurs)
Dispositive and mandatory regulations
Declaration of intent
Legal transactions
Legal capacity and legal capacity in business law
Defects in legal transactions (nullity due to form or content)
Statutory limitation
Contracts (different types of contracts, conclusion of contracts, termination of contracts).
Inclusion and main features of the content control of GTCs
Overview of defective performance

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Teaching methods/Media:
- Lecture with practice cases
Visualization using slides and key terms

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Recommended or required reading:
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Übungen im Privatrecht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
- Neumann, Rechtslexikon BGB, C.F. Müller, Heidelberg, latest edition

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