Lehre

Current Courses

Prof. Dr. Jelena Bäumler

Ph. D. Colloquium (Law)


Im Kolloquium stellen Promovierende ihre Forschungsvorhaben vor.

Ziel: Jeder Studierende ist aufgefordert, zwei Präsentationen zu halten. Im Idealfall findet die erste Präsentation in einem frühen Stadium der Arbeit an der Dissertation statt und enthält eine Vorstellung der Forschungsfrage und der ins Auge gefassten Herangehensweise.

Gegen Ende der Arbeit an der Dissertation sollte die zweite Präsentation stattfinden; dann entsprechend mit einer kurzen Vorstellung der Ergebnisse.

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 instructed 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.

Sustainability Governance


The normative goal of sustainability requires long-term preservation of nature and natural resources, including its functions and services. Sustainability governance is concerned with how this comprehensive justice goal can be achieved in a plural and multi-scale society. An important discipline is law and with it jurisprudence, with specific cases being decided in court proceedings based on existing law.

The focus of the course will be on Climate Change Litigation. Participants will learn about, discuss and critically reflect on the jurisprudence of various courts both within and outside Europe.

Ziel: In this course, participants will be introduced to basic perspectives, concepts, and methods of law in the field of international law and environmental law and, and in particular, climate change law.

Public Law and the Economy


This course covers approaches in German constitutional law to economic issues. It will introduce the terminology, drafting of constitutions, constitutional interpretation, elements of the state of the Federal Republic of Germany, state goals, functions of the federal government (legislation, administration); supreme federal bodies and the economic constitution as well as basic features of constitutional procedural law (in particular constitutional complaints). The course will also discuss political and social theories of the state and orientation towards the common good as legitimacy for the state and its constitution. The course will focus on fundamental rights relating to economic freedom in the German constitution and companies as bearers of fundamental rights.

Ziel: Students with less background knowledge in public law will gain confidence in dealing with the basics of state organisation as the framework for the economy and German constitutional law.

Within the module, the subject-specific knowledge for dealing with German constitutional law substantive and procedural, as well as knowledge of general and special state theory and state philosophy will be gained.

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.

Current Courses

Julieta Sarno

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 instructed 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.

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.

Current Courses

Ass. iur. Jan Dorwig

European Union Law - Excercise 1


Es wird die Erstellung von Gutachten zu Fällen und Fragen aus den Themengebieten

- EU und ihre Mitgliedstaaten, insb. Kompetenzabgrenzung.

- Institutionellen Grundstrukturen der EU.

- Grundfreiheiten im Binnenmarkt.

- Beihilfen- und Wettbewerbsregeln.

- Rechtsakte der EU, insb. Verordnung und Richtlinie.

- Vertragsverletzungsverfahren und Vorabentscheidung.

geübt. Außerdem werden Herangehensweise an und Aufbau einer Themenarbeit besprochen.

Ziel: Anknüpfend an die Inhalte der Vorlesung "European Union Law" sollen die Teilnehmer/innen auf die dazu gehörende Prüfungsleistung (Hausarbeit) vorbereitet werden.

European Union Law - Excercise 3


Es wird die Erstellung von Gutachten zu Fällen und Fragen aus den Themengebieten

- EU und ihre Mitgliedstaaten, insb. Kompetenzabgrenzung.

- Institutionellen Grundstrukturen der EU.

- Grundfreiheiten im Binnenmarkt.

- Beihilfen- und Wettbewerbsregeln.

- Rechtsakte der EU, insb. Verordnung und Richtlinie.

- Vertragsverletzungsverfahren und Vorabentscheidung.

geübt. Außerdem werden Herangehensweise an und Aufbau einer Themenarbeit besprochen.

Ziel: Anknüpfend an die Inhalte der Vorlesung "European Union Law" sollen die Teilnehmer/innen auf die dazu gehörende Prüfungsleistung (Hausarbeit) vorbereitet werden.

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.