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Fundamentals of Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Fundamentals of Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-130
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 Übung), 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.
4VU (4 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: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 14.03.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

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
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).
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 06.01.2024]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Dozierende 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

[updated 14.03.2018]
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

[updated 04.02.2020]
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)

[updated 14.03.2018]
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

[updated 14.03.2018]
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