Comparative Private Law

Prof. Heiss: Tuesday 14:00-16:00 p.m. in KOL-E-21

Dr. Plisecka / Prof. Scarso: Monday, 16:00-18:00 p.m. in KOL-G-209

The course will introduce students to contemporary concepts and methods of comparative law. It will illustrate the functions of comparative law by examples taken from various systems of law as well as sources of uniform law.

The course will start with a general introduction to comparative private law held by Professor Heiss; Dr. Plisecka and Professor Scarso will then deal with different controversial topics of contract; at last, Dr. Plisecka will give an overview on comparative tort law.

Please mind that the course taught by Professor Heiss will be held on Tuesday (14-16 p.m.), whereas the course taught by Dr. Plisecka and Professor Scarso will be given on Monday afternoon (16-18 p.m.) Please mind also that Dr. Plisecka and Professor Scarso will take turns within the schedule.

The provisional schedule can be seen here:

Schedule CPL HS15 (PDF, 108 KB)

At the beginning of the autumn term (Herbstsemester 2015) a textbook will be available at the "Studentenladen". The textbook will contain teaching material and further readings. It is highly recommended to purchase the book and to bring it with you when attending the course.

You can find the slides from the lectures here:

Scarso Standard trade terms and unfair terms (PDF, 101 KB)

Scarso CJEU Case Gruber BayWa (PDF, 79 KB)

Scarso Penalty Clause 30Nov15 (PDF, 2 MB)

Scarso Weak Party 23Nov15 (PDF, 2 MB)

Scarso Protection of the wcp 16Nov15 (PDF, 1 MB)

Scarso Standard Trade Terms 9Nov15 (PDF, 1 MB)

Judicial Control of Contracts (PDF, 152 KB)

Theories and Technique of Contract (PDF, 136 KB)

Change Of Circumstances (PDF, 178 KB)

Tort Law Systems (PDF, 460 KB)

Pure Economic Loss (PDF, 166 KB)