Courses

Courses are published in the web course catalogue.

Modules do not have to be booked in the module booking tool for case studies, Bachelor’s theses, and Master’s theses.

Case Studies

Registration takes place directly with the responsible professorial chair,via OLAT, or is organized individually (instructions are provided at the respective course).

The range of courses is published in the web course catalogue and on the professorial chairs’ websites.

Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology

A case study must be written as an assessment for the Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology module as part of exercises in Civil Law I, Public Law I, or Criminal Law I. The number of participants and the group of participants may be limited for case studies.

You can find more information on the range of case studies at the assessment level in the web course catalogue.

Information on registration for the case studies (registration procedures, registration deadlines) is provided on the relevant website of the professorial chairs.

Special registration deadlines apply, which may differ from the module booking deadlines. For case studies with a restricted number of participants, candidates must register as soon as the case study is announced, since experience shows that places are rapidly booked up. Candidates are not entitled in any way to being assigned a specific case study.

Students may not register for the Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology module via the module booking tool. The successfully completed case study will be recorded by the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Law as Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology (6 ECTS credits) without students having to make any particular application.

The case studies at the assessment level may only be completed as an assessment of the Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology module. Students who have successfully completed the case study for the Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology module may not produce any additional case studies at assessment level.

Students who started a Bachelor’s degree program before fall semester 2013 may also complete the Academic Legal Writing & Legal Methodology module if they have not yet successfully completed the Legal Methodology I module. These students may not produce any additional case studies at assessment level either.

Bachelor’s Dissertations (Seminars)

Students must register for the seminars in the preceding semester. They must therefore register for a spring semester seminar in the fall semester and for a fall semester seminar in the spring semester. As a rule, Bachelor’s theses are written in the previous semester and then presented and discussed as part of a course in the following semester.

The range of courses is published in the web course catalogue and under courses.

Swiss Moot Court

The Swiss Moot Court is a competition for all students of law (pre-completion of a Master’s) at Swiss universities, where they have the opportunity to put the knowledge previously acquired into practice.

Master's Theses

There are two options for producing a Master’s thesis. First, a Master’s thesis may be agreed individually, independently of a Master's module, with the lecturer at any time; second, Master’s theses may be produced as part of a separate activity. Master’s seminars are published in good time under courses.

If credits are also to be acquired for the module in question in addition to the Master’s thesis, the official assessment for the module must also be produced. This is also the case if the assessment for the module must be produced in writing.

The Master's thesis agreement must be completed in full for each Master’s thesis.

In the event of late submissions or failure to submit a Master's thesis, a grade of 1 will be awarded and entered in the transcript of records. However, failed attempts at Master's theses are not taken into account in the calculation of the number of permissible failed attempts (equating to 30 ECTS credits at Master’s level).

Postponement or cancellation of the submission deadline for Master’s theses is only possible if imperative, unpredictable, and unavoidable reasons, particularly sickness, can be demonstrated.

Additional information is contained on the fact sheet on Master’s theses.