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Program Structure Business Law LL.B.

BUSINESS LAW I – GERMAN CIVIL CODE

  • Introduction to the law
  • General part of the German Civil Code and main features of the German Commercial Code

 

BUSINESS LAW II – LAW OF OBLIGATIONS (GENERAL SECTION), PURCHASE LAW

  • General section of the law of obligations with business law aspects
  • Purchase law
  • Consumer protection provisions
  • eCommerce

 

LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING I

  • The fundamentals of jurisprudential work
  • Types of legal questions and the handling thereof
  • Legal literature research
  • Working with disputes
  • The structure of jurisprudential papers

 

PUBLIC BUSINESS LAW & WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL LAW (GENERAL SECTION)

  • Fundamentals of the laws regarding the organization of state goverments
  • Constitutional and separation of powers principle
  • Economic constitution law
  • General administrative law
  • Selected areas of commercial administrative law (chambers & associations; trade law)
  • Fundamentals of white collar criminal law

 

ACCOUNTING | INTERNAL ACCOUNTING

  • Introduction and basics
  • Inventory accounts
  • Account systems, chart of accounts
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Consideration of taxes
  • Private withdrawals and deposits
  • Acquisition of fixed assets
  • Depreciation in property, plant and equipment
  • Annual financial statement
  • Integrated profit and loss accounts, financial and balance sheet statements

 

Business English | Legal English

  • Thematic development of business vocabulary and introduction to legal language
  • Writing style
  • Lines of argument
  • Business communication
  • Introduction to the Anglo-American legal system
  • Development and broadening of specific legal vocabulary

BUSINESS LAW III - CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS

  • Financial transactions with a focus on loans
  • Transfer of use contracts with the focus on finance leasing
  • Service and work contracts
  • GTC law

 

BUSINESS LAW IV – LEGAL OBLIGATIONS

  • Tort law and product liability
  • Fundamentals of enrichment law
  • Main features of management without a mandate, trading transactions

 

COMMERCIAL & PARTNERSHIP LAW

  • Law of partnerships (GbR, OHG, KG, partnership, silent partnership)
  • Sales and distribution law

 

EUROPEAN LAW

  • Fundamental questions of European development
  • European organizational law (institutions)
  • Selected issues of primary Community Law
  • Secondary Community Law (regulation, directive, decision)
  • Legislation
  • Enforcement of Community Law and judicial proceedings

 

HR & ORGANIZATION | INVESTMENT & FINANCING

  • Financing decisions for typical legal forms of businesses
  • Securing the liquidity of the business
  • Human resources management
  • Organizational theory

ACCOUNTING | INTERNAL ACCOUNTING

  • Basic structures of internal accounting
  • Cost-type accounting
  • Cost center accounting
  • Cost object controlling (costing) and cost-unit hourly accounting
  • Direct costing
  • Standard costing

 

Business English | Legal English

  • Thematic development of legal and business vocabulary with regard to ILEC
  • Expansion of general topics of law
  • Broadening the understanding of the Anglo-American legal system in comparison to the German legal system
  • Applying abroad

BUSINESS LAW V - PROPERTY LAW

  • Property law
  • Real estate collateral

TAX LAW I - INCOME TAX

  • General tax law
  • In particular the principles of tax law and the application of the law in income tax law

CORPORATE LAW

  • Corporate law (association and cooperative, GmbH and AG, corporate partnership, KGaA)
  • International corporate law
  • European corporate forms

 

CONTRACT DRAFTING & CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

  • Methodology of contract drafting
  • Contract technique and contract structure
  • Drafting typical corporate contracts
  • Internal preparation for contract negotiations
  • Setting of minimum and maximum objectives
  • Analysis of the contractual objectives of the other party
  • Consideration of intercultural aspects
  • Negotiation strategies

 

International Business Law (English)

  • Legal circles and basics of comparative law
  • International civil procedure law
  • Private international law
  • UN sales law (CISG)
  • Foreign trade law
  • Export contracts

 

FINANCIAL AUDITING

  • Basics of accounting
  • Annual financial statements including management report (commercial and tax balance sheet, profit and loss statement, cash flow statement, notes, management report)
  • Accounting policy
  • Accounting analysis
  • Outlook of international accounting and consolidated financial statements

EMPLOYMENT LAW

  • Significance and legal sources of employment law
  • Initiation and establishment of the employment relationship
  • Rights, obligations and default of performance in the employment relationship
  • Transfer of a business
  • Termination of employment
  • Coalition rights and collective bargaining law
  • Employment dispute law
  • Industrial constitution law
  • Co-determination on the company level

 

TAX LAW II – SALES TAX AND CORPORATE TAXES

  • Sales tax
  • Trade tax
  • Taxation of partnerships
  • Taxation of corporations
  • Taxation and choice of legal form

 

BANKING LAW, CAPITAL MARKET LAWS, GROUP LAW AND TRANSFORMATION LAW

  • Business relationship between the bank and the customer
  • Payment services framework agreement
  • Credit and loan segment
  • In-depth study of collateral
  • Introduction to capital market law
  • The stock exchange
  • The consequences of market accessibility
  • Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpÜG)
  • Capital Markets Test Case Act
  • Fundamentals of Group Law, de facto groups (GmbH, AG), contract-based group of companies (GmbH, AG)
  • Fundamentals of transformation law, merger, splitting, change of legal form, international transformation law

 

COMPLIANCE AND WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL LAW

  • Objectives of compliance systems
  • Requirements of a complicance officer (tasks, position, liability)
  • Requirement of a compliance organization
  • Risk management and compliance in national company law
  • Fundamental requirements of capital market law and the German Securities Trading Act for the compliance organization
  • Corporate criminal law
  • Areas of fraud and embezzlement under white collar criminal law

 

COMPETITION, TRADEMARK & ANTI-TRUST LAWS

  • Unfair competition
  • Trademark law
  • Anti-trust law

 

Strategic Management (English)

  • Introduction to the integrated management model
  • Vision, mission statement and corporate poilicy
  • Corporate constitution and corporate governance
  • Corporate culture
  • Corporate identity and change management
  • Concepts of corporate management
  • Fundamentals of corporate strategies
  • Instruments for strategic analysis
  • Instruments for strategy development
  • Processes of strategy development and implementation
  • Selected problems of operational management

 

 

SEMESTER ABROAD

  • Block seminar Practical Semester Abroad I in the 2nd and 4th semester
  • Block seminar Practical Semester Abroad II in the 6th semester – compulsory participation in the block seminars
  • Completion of a 16-week internship in a company based abroad or a 16-week internship in Germany and studying abroad
  • Presentation of the results of the internship report in an event with open attendance at the university (Internship and Study Abroad Fair)

 

LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS AND WRITING II

  • Intensification of the knowledge acquired in the subject "Legal Studies I"
  • Drafting of legal opinions
  • Preparation of practical expert opinions 

 

OCCUPATIONAL SECTOR ANALYSIS

  • Comparative analyses of structures and potentials of the job market Media & Information
  • Profiling of individual employment market segments and typical areas of activity
  • Creation of systematically comparable synopses on individual companies
  • Excursions to and communication with companies, contact work, networking
  • Job application strategies, techniques and evaluation, personal mission statement, self-image, professional self-portrayal and CV design
  • Professional and behavioral preparation for everyday working life

BUSINESS LAW EXAM PREP

Repetition, deepening and updating of the entire lecture content from Business Law I to V

 

ASSERTION OF RIGHTS AND INSOLVENCY LAW

  • Introduction to civil procedure law
  • Recognition proceedings
  • Individual enforcement proceedings
  • Introduction to enforcement law
  • Parties to the proceedings (insolvency debtors, creditors, insolvency administrators and insolvency court)
  • Stages of proceedings (insolvency opening proceedings and opened insolvency proceedings)

 

ECONOMICS

  • Basic terminology and subject matter of economics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market forms and competition
  • Welfare economics
  • Current economic policy problems

 

BUSINESS PLANNING (BUSINESS CONCEPT, English)

  • Targets
  • Mission statement
  • Vision
  • Milestone planning
  • Strategy
  • Benefits and advantages
  • Pricing
  • Market research
  • Market and industry analysis
  • Target group analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Site analysis
  • Sales
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • SWOT analysis
  • Operational planning
  • Customer, sales, turnover and cost planning
  • Investment planning
  • Profitability forecast
  • Liquidity planning
  • Key figures and plausibility check
  • Financing
  • Reflection
  • Business plan

You can take a total of four electives in the 6th and 7th semesters, at least one of which must be a legal one.

In order to identify one of the three focal points of employment law and human resources, compliance and white collar criminal law or tax law and balance sheets, three electives from the selected focal point must be taken.

CORPORATE LAW EXAM PREP

  • Current developments and case studies in commercial law and partnership law, corporate law, banking, capital market law, group law and transformation law, employment law, white-collar criminal law & compliance, as well as competition law, trademark law and antitrust law

 

LEGAL PROJECT & PROCESS MANAGEMENT

    • Projects in the basics of project management
    • Project planning, implementation and control
    • Employment law aspects of project management
    • Basics of process management
    • Contract management
    • Compliance
    • Risk management
    • Social and methodological skills
    • Particularities of implementation in the areas of M&A, joint venture, IPO and restructuring

    BACHELOR'S THESIS WITH COLLOQUIM

    • Completion of the bachelor's thesis
    • Dealing with a complex business law problem using legal methods and argumentation techniques

    Starting your studies by WiSe 2017/18

    Information on the degree program Business Law LL.B. for students beginning their studies by winter semester 2017/18.

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    SEMESTER 1
    29ECTS/24HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 2
    31ECTS/26HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 3
    30ECTS/24HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 4
    30ECTS/26HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 5
    30ECTS/14HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 6
    30ECTS/24HRS/WK
    SEMESTER 7
    30ECTS/18HRS/WK
    Business Law II – Law of Obligation (General Part)
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Business Law III – Contracts
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Business  Law  V – Property  Law  &  Security  Int.
    5 ECTS/4HRS/WK
    Employment Law
    5ECTS/6HRS/WK
    Semester Abroad (Internship Project)
    20 ECTS/6 HRS/WK


    Business Law – Final Exam
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Company Law – Final Exam
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Litigation and Insolvency Law 
    5 ECTS/4HRS/WK
    Legal Management and Project Management
    5 ECTS/4HRS/WK

    Business Law I – Law of the German Civil Code5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Business Law IV – Torts
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Tax Law I – Income Tax
    5 ECTS/4HRS/WK
    Tax Law II – VAT & Corporate Tax
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Option I
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Option III
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Legal Research Methods & Writing I
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Trade & Partnership Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Corporate Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Banking, Capital Markets, & Advanced Corporate Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Option II
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Option IV
    5 ECTS/4HRS/WK
    Government  Procurement  &  White  Collar  Criminal
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    European Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Contract Design & Negotiation
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Compliance & White Collar Criminal Law (Special)
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Economics
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Bachelor's Thesis with academic colloquium
    10 ECTS/2 HRS/WK
    General Aspects of Business Administration
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK

    Personnel  &  Administration  |  Investments  and  Finance
    5ECTS/2HRS/WK

    International
    Business Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Competition, Trademark & Antitrust Law
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Legal Research Methods & Writing II
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Business Planning
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Accounting | Internal Accounting
    2 ECTS/ 2 HRS/WK
    KLR
    3 ECTS/ 3 HRS/WK
    Financial Auditing
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Strategic
    Management

    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Occupational Research
    5 ECTS/4 HRS/WK
    Business English
    2 ECTS/ 2 HRS/WK
    Legal English
    3 ECTS/ 2 HRS/WK