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Law - Basic Course

Module name (EN): Law - Basic Course
Degree programme: Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: BBWL-2020-230
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0069
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-2020-230 (P420-0069) Business Administration, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, 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:
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 using the methodological skills and argumentation, problem-solving and decision-making techniques they have learned 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 01.07.2021]
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 01.07.2021]
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 01.07.2021]
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 01.07.2021]
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