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Summer School: German Law in an International Context

Foto: Karla Fritze

Contact

Prof. Dr. Anna Albrecht

 

anna.albrecht@uni-potsdam.de

Address

 

Campus Griebnitzsee, August-Bebel-Str. 89, D-14482 Potsdam Haus 1, Zi. 2.53

The English-speaking two-week-program provides an overview of the most relevant fields of German law and its European and international contexts. In concise lectures, outstanding professors and lecturers of the Faculty of Law of the University of Potsdam, most of them highly recognised experts in their field, will give you an introduction to the basics of their areas of specialisation, from constitutional to commercial and international private law, from national criminal law to European Union law and human rights. In the afternoons, you will be offered the opportunity to deepen and complete your new insights in complementary activities such a panel discussions and excursions to historically and politically significant sights and institutions. 

Lecture Topics include

  • German Constitutional Law
  • German Private Law and Commercial and Company Law
  • German Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • Private and Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • European Union Law
  • Human Rights 

They will be held by – inter alia – 

Prof. Dr. Götz Schulze, Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Potsdam, holder of the chair of Private International Law and judge at the Higher Regional Court Potsdam 

Prof. Dr. Eckart Klein, former holder of the chair of Public Law, founding director of the Human Rights Centre (MenschenRechtsZentrum) of the University of Potsdam, former judge at Higher Administrative Court of Brandenburg, member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (1995 – 2002), several times ad-hoc-judge at the European Court of Human Rights 

Prof. Dr. Marcus Schladebach, professor for Public Law, Media Law and Didactics of Law, , former temporary representative of chairs of International, European and Public Law in Augsburg, Kiel, Göttingen, Düsseldorf and Potsdam, former legal advisor at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Berlin. 

Prof. Dr. Lutz Lammers, juniorprofessor for Public Law and Tax Law

Prof. Dr. Norman Weiß, adjunct professor for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law, Permanent Senior Fellow at the Human Rights Centre (MenschenRechtsZentrum) of the University of Potsdam, Chair of the Research Council of the German UNA (DGVN) 

Prof. Dr. Anna H. Albrecht, juniorprofessor for Criminal Law, former visiting researcher at the University of Birmingham, UK, and fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung

 

Afternoon activities may include: 

  • Visit of the German Federal Parliament
  • Visit of the German Foreign Office
  • Visit of Holocaust Memorial and Topography of Terror Documentation Center
  • Guided tour through Potsdam / Sanssouci 

Location

The Summer School will be held at the Campus Griebnitzsee at the University of Potsdam. Despite being founded not more than 26 years ago – immediately after the German reunification – the University of Potsdam is the largest university in the federal state of Brandenburg and highly recognised for its research as well as its teaching. It is located on three campuses spread out throughout the townand occupies modern as well as historic buildings. The city of Potsdam is famous for its historic sights including several castles and beautiful nature, characterised by its many lakes inviting for boat cruises and waters sports. The Campus Griebnitzsee is located in immediate vicinity and with excellent transportation connections to Berlin, the capital of Germany, political and cultural centre as well as arena for world history. 

 

Timeframe: 30 July- 10 August 2018

  • Arrival date: 29 July 2018
  • Departure date: 11 August 2018 

Fees:  900 Euro (covers tuition and housing)

Application: 

Application Deadline: 31 May 2018

Please use this form for application: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/summercampus/e/german-law.html

Contact

Prof. Dr. Anna Albrecht

 

anna.albrecht@uni-potsdam.de

Address

 

Campus Griebnitzsee, August-Bebel-Str. 89, D-14482 Potsdam Haus 1, Zi. 2.53