Comparative Economic Law

Minor at Leuphana College

Due to the globalization of the economy and the worldwide dominance of English contractual and legal language, an understanding of English legal terminology and a basic understanding of European and international legal systems are relevant in almost every profession. The minor Comparative Economic Law focuses on providing a basic understanding of how to deal with legal issues in a transnational context and sharpens your profile with regard to an international orientation.

Studying Comparative Economic Law Minor

The Comparative Economic Law minor is conducted in the English language and provides a compact foundation in private and public economic law. In addition, private and public law is not only treated from the perspective of a national legal system, but national and supranational legal systems are considered in context.

In the English Minor, you first acquire a basic overview of the Anglo-American law and the English legal language.  
In the following semesters you will acquire a basic knowledge of European business law and international law with an introduction to the law of the WTO. In addition, the law of obligations will be dealt with from a comparative and European perspective.
In the fifth semester, you have the opportunity to choose between two modules from the elective catalog according to your interests. Here you can choose either European and International Capital Market Law, European and International IntellectualProperty Law or Eurpean and International Corporate Law

Bachelor at Leuphana College

In the Bachelor at Leuphana College with Comparative Economic Law minor, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

Compulsory modules

The Comparative Economic Law minor is embedded in the interdisciplinary College study model with Leuphana Semester, Major and Complementary Studies. You start your Bachelor studies with the Leuphana semester. The first semester at Leuphana College gives you the opportunity to deal fundamentally with science. The Minor deepens or supplements your Major with another subject area. In Complementary Studies you have the freedom to pursue your thirst for knowledge individually by immersing yourself in a different field of knowledge each semester.



Leuphana Semester

  • Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Humanities
  • Methods I
  • Methods II: Disciplinary Methods
  • Introduction to the discipline

2. Semester 

  • The Common Law and Legal English
  • 4 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module


  • Economic Law of the European Union
  • 4 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

4. Semester

  • Comparative Private Law
  • Public International Law
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

5. Semester

  • Elective*
  • Elective*
  • 3 major modules
  • 1 Complementary Studies module

*Electives: Corporate Law, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property Law, Selected Issues in European and International Law

6. Semester

  • Bachelor dissertation
  • 1 major module
  • 2 Complementary Studies modules

Possible Combinations of Majors (Main Subjects)

The Comparative Economic Law minor can be studied in combination with one of the following Major:

Language of instruction

ENG English-language major: no German required
GER German-language major: German required

Profession and Career

The Comparative Economic Law minor opens up career opportunities at the intersection of your major wherever an understanding of European and international law is required.

At a Glance

  • final degree: Comparative Economic Law minor can only be studied in combination with a major
  • admission restrictions: no (from WiSe 24/25)
  • number of student places: 47
  • teaching and examination language: English

Events for prospective students

College Open Day

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  • Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (in person on campus)
  • Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. (digitally via Zoom)

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Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. Axel Halfmeier, LL.M. (Michigan)