The class will take place every Tuesday, 12:15-13:45, from 20 September 2022 until 20 December 2022.
It will be held as a hybrid lecture, in room KOL-F-121 and as an online live stream Zoom meeting. Subsequently, it can be viewed online as a presentation.
Check this website for the link to the Zoom meetings.
Please check the syllabus regularly for updates
Kern Alexander is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Principles of Common Law Lecture
Time: Sep 20, 2022 12:15 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Every week on Tue, until Dec 20, 2022, 14 occurrence(s)
Sep 20, 2022 12:15 PM
Sep 27, 2022 12:15 PM
Oct 4, 2022 12:15 PM
Oct 11, 2022 12:15 PM
Oct 18, 2022 12:15 PM
Oct 25, 2022 12:15 PM
Nov 1, 2022 12:15 PM
Nov 8, 2022 12:15 PM
Nov 15, 2022 12:15 PM
Nov 22, 2022 12:15 PM
Nov 29, 2022 12:15 PM
Dec 6, 2022 12:15 PM
Dec 13, 2022 12:15 PM
Dec 20, 2022 12:15 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 681 1774 9062
The podcasts / Zoom recordings can be watched here. Please note that due to technical difficulties individual lectures may not be recorded or only with disturbance. Students who forgo the attendance of a lecture or the writing of their own notes do so at their own risk. For technical reasons, the constant availability of records cannot be guaranteed. The loss of access to the recordings is not sufficient cause for an appeal against the examination. Scripts or other materials declared as examination relevant take priority over the podcasts / zoom recordings. In case of ambiguity contact the lecturer immediately. The recordings are for private use only. Redistribution in whatever form, in whole or in part, is not permitted without consent of the lecturer and may be punished by disciplinary measures or otherwise.
This is a provisorial material list. It will be updated during the semester.
- Benjamin Cardozo, 'The Nature of the Judicial Process' (New Haven, Yale)
- William Geldart, edited by DCM Yardley, 'Introduction to English Law' (Oxford Univ Press, Oxford)
- Glanville Williams, 'Learning the Law' (Sweet & Maxwell, 16th edition, ed. A.T.H. Smith)
Lecture 1 (20.9.2022) – Introduction, History & General Sources, (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 2 (27.09.2022) – Case Law Method, Statutory Interpretation, Role of Judges and Juries & Criminal law (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 3 (04.10.2022) – Tort Law (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 4 (11.10.2022) – History of Common Law and Law of Equity (Elisabetta Malaspina)
Lecture 5 (18.10.2022) – Contract Law (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 6 (25.10.2022) – Commercial Law/Smart Contracts (Holly Hoch)
Baskind, Osborne, Roach, Commercial Law, pp. 1-17
Available at Google books (click on the cover): https://books.google.ch/books?id=Zd4dDAAAQBAJ&hl=de&source=gbs_navlinks_s
Lecture 7 (01.11.2022) – Property Law (Elisabetta Malaspina)
Lecture 8 (08.11.2022) – Wills and Trusts – Law of Succession (Elisabetta Malaspina)
Lecture 9 (15.11.2022) – International Law (Kern Alexander & Elisabetta Malaspina)
Lecture 10 (22.11.2022) – Corporate, Business and Anti-Trust Law (Holly Hoch)
- ABA, Antitrust Section, Antitrust Laws and You!, (PDF, 1 MB) 2010 (pages 8 to 22 only) (mandatory)
Lecture 11 (29.11.2022) – Constitutional Law (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 12 (6. 12.2022) – Intellectual Property and Data Privacy (Holly Hoch)
‘World Intellectual Property Report Intellectual Property Basics: A Q&A for Students’, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) & World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); 2019. Available at https://www.wipo.int/edocs/pubdocs/en/wipo_pub_1056.pdf
Lecture 13 (13.12.2022) – Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy (Kern Alexander)
Lecture 14 (20.12.2022) (Optional) Exam review No new readings
- Review session
- We recommend that you use this time to catch up on previous readings and review previous exams
- Note: you do not need to know any case names for the exam. You should understand the relevant principles and rules from each lecture.