Lehre

Sommersemester 2020 - Jelena Bäumler

Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen

Prof. Dr. Jelena Bäumler

Staatsrecht und Wirtschaft


Begrifflichkeiten, Verfassungsgebung, Verfassungsinterpretation; Staatselemente der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Staatsziele; Funktionen des Bundes (Gesetzgebung, Verwaltung); Oberste Bundesorgane; Wirtschaftsverfassung; Grundzüge des Verfassungsprozessrechts (insbes. Verfassungsbeschwerde); Staatslehre im Kreis der Staatswissenschaften, Gesellschaftstheorie als Grundlage der Staatslehre, Gemeinwohlorientierung als Legitimität für den Staat und seine Verfassung, Staatsbegriffe, Staatslegitimationen und -zwecke, Aufgabenverteilung zwischen Gesellschaft und Staat, Rolle der Wirtschaft, Unternehmen als Träger von Grundrechten.

Ziel: Studierende, die weniger Hintergrundwissen im Öffentlichen Recht haben, erwerben Sicherheit im Umgang mit den staatsorganisatorischen Grundlagen der Rahmensetzung für die Wirtschaft.

Innerhalb des Moduls wird das fachspezifische Wissen für den Umgang mit dem deutschen Staatsorganisationsrecht erworben. Hierzu wird Wissen aus dem Staatsorganisationsrecht und dem Verfassungsprozessrecht vermittelt, daneben Wissen aus der allgemeinen und besonderen Staatslehre sowie der Staatsphilosophie.

Nachhaltigkeitssteuerung/Umweltrecht


Das normative Ziel der Nachhaltigkeit erfordert die langfristige Bewahrung der Natur einschließlich ihrer Funktionen und Dienstleistungen für den Menschen. Nachhaltigkeitsgovernance beschäftigt sich damit, wie dieses umfassende Gerechtigkeitsziel in einer pluralen und multi-skaligen Gesellschaft erreicht werden kann. Ein wichtige Disziplin ist die Rechtswissenschaft, wobei im Rahmen von Gerichtsverfahren konkrete Fälle auf der Grundlage der bestehenden Rechtslage entschieden werden Die Teilnehmenden sollen die Abwägungsprozesse mit Blick auf die Nachhaltigkeit im Rahmen von Urteilen aus unterschiedlichen Teilgebieten des Umweltrechts kennenlernen, diskutieren und kritisch reflektieren.

Ziel: Die Teilnehmenden werden in dieser Veranstaltung an grundlegende Perspektiven, Konzepte und Methoden der Rechtswissenschaften im Bereich des Umweltrechts herangeführt.

Methods of Environmental Sciences


The module conveys basic knowledge and practical research examples through which the diversity of methods available in environmental & sustainability science is exemplified and contextualized. The module presents an overview of approaches to obtain, analyse and interpret data within science, and embeds these into a broader ontological framework. While the focus is generally on how methods can aid and enable the production of knowledge, a connection to the history of science, including the origin and development of each specific method is part of the lecture.

Ziel: The study of environmental & sustainability sciences aims to combine topics that are engaged from different and diverse perspectives, yet is certainly more than the sum of its parts. Environmental & sustainability sciences engage in a holistic perspective and take normative dimensions as well as a focus on transformative knowledge strongly into account. Within this module students will learn to embed methods into the context of knowledge production, spanning across system, normative and transformative knowledge. Students will begin to understand that the choice of and experience in applying methods is a precondition of research. In addition, students will be enabled to recognize the normative dimension of scientific methods by starting to reflect about drawbacks and benefits of specific methods, and how the choice of methods may influence the process of knowledge production.The students will acquire basic skills in the methods of environmental & sustainability sciences, and embed this knowledge into the broader context of methods in science, starting with an introduction into developing study designs building on the application of methods. Through the application of simplified hands-on experience with the specific methods the students will get an initial understanding of the benefits and challenges of the individual methods. The knowledge acquired in the module and applied to exemplary case studies of publications, thereby enabling students to start to get engaged with the scientific canon. By engaging students through blended learning - building on an extensive Wiki as well as Video and podcast formats, which students are expected to engage with in order to pass the exam - they further learn to participate in the scientific discourse.

International Environmental Law


What is international environmental law? How can international law address the different environmental challenges that we are facing globally?

This course is a seminar on the role of law in the management of international environmental issues.

The emphasis will be on understanding the fundamental principles of international environmental law (IEL), focusing on the technical and practical aspects of international environmental law and policy.

The course will be instructured around different themes: After a general introduction to International Law - International Environmental Law (General Part) – the course will discuss different subfields of International Environmental Law (Special Part)

Ziel: Aim of the course is to explore a range of sources of IEL, while examining the protection of various environmental sectors, the regulation of environmentally harmful activities and the relationship between international environmental law and other aspects of international law and policy. Also, the course will include a brief overview of public international law.

Negotiating an International Agreement


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Sommersemester 2020 - Julieta Sarno

Aktuelle Lehrveranstaltungen

Julieta Sarno

International Environmental Law (Exercise)


How can case law contribute to the development of international environmental law? What is the contribution of judicial processes for the protection of the environment?

This course is directly connected to the Seminar on International Environmental Law (IEL), and will cover the case law of the different modules that will be instructed in the seminar, from the introduction to international public law, to the special part of IEL.

Specifically, we will explore the role of international courts in protecting environmental commons.

In each session there will be at least one case study dealing with an important current issue, such as pollution, endangered species, or water disputes between neighboring nations.

Ziel: Aim of this course is to explore international environmental governance through courts and tribunals, from arbitral awards to judicial decision. In addition, we will discuss the future challenges for international environmental litigation.

Sustainability through Law?


During the course, participants will learn about the understanding of sustainability as a concept in the legal context, as well as the regulatory mechanisms that exist to achieve sustainability, taking as a starting point the following questions: What is law? What is the relationship between sustainability and law? Does law promote or hinder sustainability? Which regulatory approaches exist? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches? What is or could sustainability be from a legal point of view? Should the German constitution be amended in order to establish sustainability as the benchmark for all government action?

Ziel: Aim of the course is to provide students with a basic knowledge on the connection of sustainability and law and raise their interest in current legal and policy questions surrounding this field.

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