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Course Overview

This course aims to give students an overview of the law of Germany. Both private law and public law aspects will be covered and knowledge of German whilst useful is not essential.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Scott Styles

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • LS1520 Contract (Studied)
  • One of Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Either LS1025 Legal System (Studied) or LS1522 Legal Method (Studied)
  • One of Law (LS) or Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course provides an introduction to German law for students without prior knowledge of the subject. The course will cover German legal history, legal institutions and sources of law, the legal profession, and some topics in substantive law.

Further Information & Notes

The course is compulsory for the degree of LLB and European Studies and is an option for other LLB programmes and MA in Legal Studies.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 2,000-word piece of assessed coursework (25%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (75%) and one 2,000-word piece of assessed coursework (25%) carried forward from first attempt.

Formative Assessment

Oral presentation in class on which verbal feedback will be given.


As noted above, verbal feedback will be given on the formative presentation. The summative essay will be returned with written feedback. Students who fail the examination will have the opportunity to seek feedback on their examination performance prior to the resit.

Course Learning Outcomes


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