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Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Lehrstuhl Fiocchi

Legal History Seminar

I. Content of the Seminar

The seminar, with an interdisciplinary and, at the same time, diachronic and synchronic approach, intends to investigate the mechanism of law and legal systems in their social, cultural, and political dimensions. The development of law and legal culture will be analysed considering its continuity and/or discontinuity with present legal experience, embracing a global perspective.


II. Academic Requirements

Writing a paper and presenting it at the seminar is required. In addition, active participation in the discussions of other participants’ papers is expected. The oral performance will be factored into the final grade.


III. Place and Time

The seminar will take place at the University of Zurich. The room and dates are to be determined.


IV. Proceeding of the Seminar

The seminar will be held in English. It consists of presentations of student papers and ensuing discussions, as well as the attendance of lectures held by eminent professors in the field. More information will be announced soon.


V. Admission

A maximum number of 20 students will be admitted. Students can be at the Bachelor’s or Master’s levels. Students from other faculties are also welcome.


VI. Master Thesis

Students have the option to write a Master’s thesis. The seminar expects to present the research results and potential future directions.


VII. Application and Registration

Please apply by this link


VIII. Paper Deadline

The final date to submit papers will be on the 10.06.2023