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German Language Courses (2022)German Law

Course “German Law” - An introduction to German law and specialized German language

Registration until july 8th

laural-coordinacion@heidelbergcenter.cl

Duration of the course: from August 15th to December 12th 2022

Face to face classes at Heidelberg Center for Latin America

Aufgeschlagenes Buch mit einer darauf liegenden Brille

Lecturer: Dr. Sven Korzilius, with more than eight years of experience in teaching German law to foreigners.

Target audience

Lawyers with an intermediate or advanced level (minimum B1) in German who want to deepen their knowledge of German law, in the original language, with a native expert.

General contents and procedure

The course introduces legal vocabulary in German and works with German legislation, jurisprudence and doctrinal books. The thematic focus changes every semester, so that it is possible to continue studying for several semesters without repeating subjects.

The teacher provides materials in advance of the lessons to ensure that the students make the best possible use of them.

Following the typical method of German legal education, after learning something new, the students will always apply it in small cases, which are often simplifications of actually decided cases. This allows them to practice German interactively and to improve their communicative skills in the technical language of law.

For registrations and questions please contact:

laural-coordinacion@heidelbergcenter.cl

Specific contents

Part One: Real Estate Law (Immobilienrecht)

Here we will learn, among other things, the importance of real estate registration (Grundbuch) and mortgage rights (Grundpfandrechte: Hypothek and Grundschuld), easements (Dienstbarkeit) and usufruct (Nießbrauch).

Part Two: Credit Guarantees (Kreditsicherungsrecht)

In the first part we already know about real estate collateral. In the second part we are introduced to furniture as collateral: the reservation of title (Eigentumsvorbehalt) and the fiduciary transfer of ownership to secure a claim (Sicherungsübereignung), and other types of collateral, such as the surety bond (Bürgschaft).

Part 3: Companies in German Law (Gesellschaftsrecht)

In this section, we will learn about, for example, the partnership codified in the German Civil Code (BGB), partnerships, such as the simple general partnership (offene Handelsgesellschaft) and the Kommanditgesellschaft (Kommanditgesellschaft). We will also discuss capital companies (corporations), such as the limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, GmbH) or the public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft). We can also discuss non-corporate entities, such as the foundation (Stiftung) or the association (Verein)

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Following the typical method of German legal education, after learning something new, the students will always apply it in small cases, which are often simplifications of really decided cases. This makes it possible to practice the German legal language interactively.

Basic bibliography:

  • Engelhardt, Clemens: Gesellschaftsrecht, Springer 2018
  • Meyer, Justus: Wirtschaftsrecht: Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, 2018
  • Rimmelspacher/Stürner: Kreditsicherungsrecht, Beck 2020
  • Saenger, Ingo: Gesellschaftsrecht, 4a Ed., Munich: Vahlen 2018
  • Wieling/Finkenauer: Sachenrecht, 6a Ed., 2020

 

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