German Law and Legal German

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode RGAAR50405
Vaknaam German Law and Legal German
Niveau(s) bachelor, universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b (Block 4)

Uitgebreide vaknaam German Law and Legal German
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course, you will be accustomed to the basic principles, the legal terminology and the culture of German law.
You will be able to apply the basic principles of German law to simple cases.
Omschrijving The module will be given in semester 2b and consists of a serie of seven lectures. The classes will be in English. In these lectures, attention will be paid to Germany's (legal) history and culture, constitutional law, the relationship between international and national law, German private law (the BGB) and German criminal and administrative law. Several aspects will be placed in a legal history perspective. In addition, with regard to Germany's law and legal culture, several court decisions (of the Bundesverfassungsgericht in particular) will be discussed in order to give students a brief introduction to German legal terms.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
(7 2-hour lectures)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk (essayvragen)
Vaksoort b-niveau, juridisch
Coördinator dr. mr. P.G. Tassenaar
Docent(en) dr. mr. P.G. Tassenaar ,mr. P.A.J. van den Berg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
German legal system and laws Nigel Forster & Satish Sule 978-0-19-923343-4 ca. €  58,00
Other literature will be disclosed during the lectures and through Blackboard )
  • This course is only accessible for students that have obtained at least 45 EC from their first year courses at research university level or that participate in a pre-approved pre-master or decree programme.
  • Law students: compulsory: first year certificate.
  • Students following the module as a Minor: Introduction to Law for non-law students highly recommended.
  • This course will be taught in English and is open to exchange students.
  • Not accessible for students who have passed German Law and Legal Language before 1-9-2016.
  • This course is not open for non-law students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Keuzevakken juridisch (selectie, zie toelichting) 3 semester II b keuze
Exchange programme Law 1 semester II b optional
Open Colleges 1 semester II b keuze