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International Contract Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
International Contract Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-421
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ▄bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (60 minutes; Can be repeated semesterly)
Participation in the exam for the "International Contract Law" (BITM-421) submodule is only possible in the context of double degrees. Regular students will take the written exam for the "Internationales Vertragsrecht und Recht für Tourismusmanager" module (BITM-420).

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BITM-421 (P440-0069) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 4, mandatory course
BITM-421 (P440-0069) International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 4, mandatory course

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 75 hours (equivalent to 2.5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 52.5 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
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with English and French legal terminology
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of privat international law, approximation and unification at international and European level and international jurisdiction
- be able to familiarize themselves with legal texts independently, interpret individual regulations and relate them to each other on their own
- be able to demonstrate the relevance of the regulations for business practice
- be able to develop proposals for solutions to specific cases and contracts from international contract law by classifying the problem, subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant regulations and deriving the result therefrom
- be able to review the result based on general legal value decisions.

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Module content:
(Optionally in English or French):
- Legal sources, legal nature and elements of private international law
- The UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
- Private international law (collision law), in particular the Rome I Regulation (VO (EG) 593/2008)
- Judicial enforcement of claims (EuGVVO = Brüssel Ia-VO, VO (EU) 1215/2012), as well as the avoidance and settlement of disputes
- Negotiating international contracts, letter of intent

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, group work, exercises based on selected cases and contracts
- Board and slides
- Learning material via moodle

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Recommended or required reading:
- Bogdan, M. (aktuelle Auflage). Concise introduction to EU private international law. Groningen: Europa Law Publishing
- Ferrari, F./Leible, S. (eds). (aktuelle Auflage). Rome I Regulation. München: Sellier
- Güllemann, D. (aktuelle Auflage). Internationales Vertragsrecht - Internationales Privatrecht, UN-Kaufrecht und internationales Zivilverfahrensrecht. München: Franz Vahlen
- Gutmann, D. (aktuelle Auflage). Droit international privé. Paris: Dalloz
- Gildeggen, R./Willburger, A. (aktuelle Auflage). Internationale Handelsgeschäfte. München: Franz Vahlen
- Henry, L. (aktuelle Auflage). L┤essentiel du droit international privé. Paris: Gualino
- Rauscher, T. (aktuelle Auflage). Internationales Privatrecht. Heidelberg: C.F. Müller
- Schlechtriem, P./Schröter, P. (aktuelle Auflage). Internationales UN-Kaufrecht. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck
- Schlechtriem, P./Butler, P. (aktuelle Auflage). UN law on international sales. Berlin: Springer
- Schlechtriem, P./Witz C. (aktuelle Auflage). Convention de Vienne. Paris: Dalloz
- Schütze R. (aktuelle Auflage). Law of the European Union. Cambrigde: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, aktuelle Auflage
- Schwenzer, I. et al.. (aktuelle Auflage). International Sales Law: Oxford et al: Hart Publishing

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