Presentation on theme: "1 Why should you study European Economic Law? Economic Law in the European Union is more and more governed by Rules from Brussels (e.g. Unfair Competition."— Presentation transcript:
1 Why should you study European Economic Law? Economic Law in the European Union is more and more governed by Rules from Brussels (e.g. Unfair Competition Law, Capital Market Law, Consumer Protection Law, Kartellrecht) Importance for American Business Lawyers: - EU biggest trading partner - EU Institutions able to stop US mergers (e.g. Honeywell-GE) - Competition of legal systems (DaimlerChrysler incorporated under European Law) Get to know all these fields in our summer program!
2 Germany right in the middle of Europe Augsburg
3 Germany Augsburg
4 The Environment Augsburg is located close to Munich, the castle of Neuschwanstein, the Alps, Austria, Italy and Switzerland
5 About Augsburg founded about 2000 years ago as roman fort one of Europeans most important ecomomic centers during the late medieval times and the rennaissance place of birth of Leopold Mozart, Bert Brecht and Rudolf Diesel
6 University of Augsburg founded 16. Oktober 1970 as a reform-oriented university new means of university education preferably practical studies options for advanced scientifc training interdisciplinary and international
7 People at the Law School 18 full time professors 9 honorary professors about 30 research assistants about 300 students per year
8 Studying at the Law School as a visiting student Summer Exchange Program (in English) Graduate program for International Economy Law, LL.M. (partly in German) Master Program for Foreigners, LL.M. (in German) Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (in English)
9 Introduction to the summer program Since 1996 the University of Augsburg offers a summer program to German practicing lawyers and postgraduate law students. Its intention is to impart knowledge in the basic framework of transnational Economic Law through lectures and examination courses in order to meet the increasing requirements of companies and law firms in this field. In 2005 it will be opened for the first time to foreign students and most of the lectures and talks will be offered in English.
10 Lectures: 1. Introduction to European Law (# credits) 2. European Consumer Protection Law (# credits) 3. Law of Unfair Competition (# credits) 4. European and German Competition Law (# credits) 5. European and International Company and Capital Market Law (# credits) 6. International Sales of Goods (# credits) 7. Transnational Litigations (# credits) 8. Introduction to International Criminal Law (# credits) 9. Introduction to Anglo-American Law/ Company Law 10. Introduction to French Law/Company Law 11. Introduction to Italian Law International lecturers (native language)
11 Practical lectures by participating companies and law firms: -Siemens AG (International contracts concerning industrial estates, here a power station) -Ashurst Morris Crisp, Brussels (Modernising the European Anti- Trust Law) -BMW AG (Violation of anti-trust regulations by authorised garages?) -HypoVereinsbank (Project financing) -Deutsche Bundesbank (Adopting the international accounting standards or modernising the German Law?) -Daimler/Chrysler AG (Control of mergers on the international market) -Deloitte & Touche (Tax restrictions concerning cross-border cooperations)
12 Organizational Issues - no additional tuition fee - no visa requirements for U.S. citizens (tourist visa for 90 days for the whole European Union) - selection process done by the home university - free access to the internet and westlaw - extra-curricular program (e.g. visiting Munich, Neu Schwanstein, a German court, etc.) - German colleagues/fellows will welcome and assist incoming students