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Fundamentals of Law

Module name (EN): Fundamentals of Law
Degree programme: International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-130
SAP-Submodule-No.: P420-0192
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 14.03.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BIBW-130 (P420-0192) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 1, mandatory course
BIBW-130 (P420-0192) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, 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:
BIBW-220 Business Law
BIBW-621 International Contract and Competition Law (compulsory elective module 2)

[updated 19.12.2019]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Dozenten des Studiengangs

[updated 19.12.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the most important basics
  of German civil law for international business economists and its integration into the international
  and European framework
- be able to explain the function and mechanisms of privat international law, and will have deepened
  their knowledge about the law of legal transactions
- be able to apply legal and legislative texts independently, interpret individual provisions
  and correlate them
- be able to recognize the relevance of regulations for business practice
- be capable of developing proposals for solutions to concrete cases relating to legal transactions and
  obligations by classifying the problem,  
  subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant provisions and  
  deriving the result from them.
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgements

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Module content:
The legal system, international and European influences, structure of jurisdiction
Legal entities of private law (people, consumers, entrepreneurs, businessmen)
Theory of legal transactions (declaration of intent, general legal transactions, contracts, abstraction principle)
Inclusion and main features of the content control of GTCs
Flaws in legal transactions (nullity due to form or content, contestability)
Statutory limitation
Introduction to law of obligations
Performance modalities and types of fulfillment
Rescission and revocation rights for consumers
Overview of defective performance and damages
Default in payment
Participation of third parties in the contractual relationship

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture based on introductory cases with integrated exercises for solving civil law cases
Board and slides
Learning material from the Internet (charts, diagrams, practice cases)

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Recommended or required reading:
-Hirsch, Christoph, Der Allgemeiner Teil des BGB, Baden-Baden, Nomos, latest
-Hirsch, Christoph, Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil, Baden-Baden, Nomos, latest
-Klunzinger, Eugen, Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht, München: Vahlen, latest edition
-Klunzinger, Eugen, Übungen im Privatrecht, München: Vahlen, latest edition

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