Seminars

Spring Semester 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE (01.05.20):

Seminar: Please be aware that we will be complying with federal and UZH regulations throughout these exceptional circumstances, and we are currently discussing necessary measures regarding the seminar taking place 4-5 May 2020. We are aware that the closing of libraries will cause restrictions upon research for your theses and dissertations, and according to current UZH regulations, we are lifting the deadline of 20 April until further notice when the libraries are reopened. Thus, you are not required to sumbit it by 20 April. It is likely that we will be deferring the submission date to the summer or autumn 2020. We regret to inform you that the seminar and the Doktorandenkolloquium itself will be deferred as well, to Autumn 2020. We shall inform you with updates in due course.

NOTE: However, if you need to receive your ECTS this semester, you may submit your thesis by 4 May, 12:00 noon (note: new deadline) for marking. Please submit a PDF and Word version (including Declaration of Originality) to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch. If it is impossible for you to get two bound copies due to print shops being closed, you may inform us and we will allow you to submit these at a later date once print shops reopen. The original  signed Master's thesis agreement must still be submitted physically by 4 May. We are in the office on 4 May, so respecting social distancing rules, you may also submit these personally if you have not already done so earlier.

  International and European Financial Regulation
Type: Bachelor and Master Seminar

Doktorandenkolloquium

Date:

The seminar is currently scheduled for: PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Seminar and the Doktorandenkolloquium on 4 & 5 May 2020 are cancelled. They will be moved to Autumn Semester 2020 (provisionally), provided we are able to secure a location sometime in the Autumn Semester. More details, such as date and time, as they become available, will be uploaded.

Time: N/A
Location:

N/A

Language: English
Information:  A research outline (in English) of 1-2 pages on your topic of choice must be submitted by email to the chair and approved before your topic is secured. First come, first served. Please note that there is a max participant number of 15 individuals.
Topics:
- International and/or European Financial Law
- General Corporate/Company Law - International, European, Swiss, British, American
- Please note that Professor Alexander always requires a comparative component in the theses he supervises, even if it is not the main focus of your work.
- This year the topic list is less strict, but please feel free to look at topics form previous years as well as Prof. Alexander's teaching materials for inspiration.
Target students:

* Bachelor students - Bachelor's thesis for 6 ECTS

* Master students - Master's thesis for 12 or 18 ECTS

* PhD students for their Doktorandenkolloquium ECTS credits.

Presentation:

All participants are required to hold a 10-15 min presentation (with ppt) on the topic of their paper and answer questions. The presentation is not graded separately, it is just an opportunity for additional questions and interaction with the Chair as well as other participants.

Your presentation can only influence your grade in a positive direction.

Credits:

Bachelor students can get 6 credits, Master students can get 12 or 18 credits for their Master's thesis.

PhD students can get 6 ECTS credits as one of their required colloquia.

Formalities: You can find the formalities on our chair website under "Masterarbeit". The same prerequisites apply for Bachelor students. Failure to meet these requirements will be taken into consideration negatively.
Application:

Deadline: 31 December 2019 

Please apply by sending your two-page outline of your proposed topic, including a short motivation behind choosing it and a preliminary plan of how you wish to approach it.

Please also comply with the requirements listed under "Masterarbeit".

Email: lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch

Submission:

Deadline:

All deadlines for theses are lifted until further notice and the reopening of the libraries - The new deadline will be updated later, but will be in Autumn 2020.

* 4 May 2020 (note: this is the new deadline for those Bachelor's and Master's students who need the ECTS credits in FS2020). 

If you require the ECTS points this semester, you may email your thesis (incl. Declaration of Originality) in Word and PDF to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch and submit two paper copies to our offices RAI-G-099 or RAI-G-097 by Monday 4 May 2020 at 12:00 noon. If it is impossible to print and bind your thesis due to closed print shops, please inform us and you may submit these at a later date. Master's thesis agreements must still be submitted physically with original signatures. We will be present in the office on 4 May.

Notes  

Spring Semester 2019

  Financial Regulation - Principles and Policy
Type: Bachelor and Master Seminar

Doktorandenkolloquium

Date:

The seminar is currently scheduled for:

Monday 6 May 2019 (Master and Bachelor students)

Tuesday 7 May 2019 (PhD students)

Time: 08:30 - 17:30

to be confirmed

Location: tba
Language: English
Information:  A research outline (in English) of 1-2 pages on your topic of choice must be submitted by email to the chair and approved before your topic is secured. First come, first served.
Topics:
- International and/or European Financial Law
- General Corporate/Company Law - International, European, Swiss, British, American
- Please note that Professor Alexander always requires a comparative component in the theses he supervises, even if it is not the main focus of your work.
- This year the topic list is less strict, but please feel free to look at topics form previous years as well as Prof. Alexander's teaching materials for inspiration.
Target students:

* Bachelor students - Bachelor's thesis for 6 ECTS

* Master students - Master's thesis for 12 or 18 ECTS

* PhD students for their Doktorandenkolloquium ECTS credits.

Presentation:

All participants are required to hold a 10-15 min presentation (with ppt) on the topic of their paper and answer questions. The presentation is not graded separately, it is just an oppotunity for additional questions and interaction with the Chair as well as other participants.

Your presentation can only influence your grade in a positive direction.

Credits:

Bachelor students can get 6 credits, Master students can get 12 or 18 credits for their Master's thesis.

PhD students can get 6 ECTS credits as one of their required colloquia.

Formalities: You can find the formalities on our chair website under "Masterarbeit". The same prerequisites apply for Bachelor students. Failure to meet these requirements will be taken into consideration negatively.
Application:

Deadline: 31 December 2018 updated

Please apply by sending your two-page outline of your proposed topic, including a short motivation behind choosing it and a preliminary plan of how you wish to approach it.

Please also comply with the requirements listed under "Masterarbeit".

Email: lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch

Submission:

Deadline: 29 April 2019 updated

Please email your thesis in word and pdf to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch and submit two paper copies to our offices RAI-G-099 or RAI-G-097 by Monday 29 April 2019 at 12:00 noon.

Notes  

Spring Semester 2018

  International Financial Regulation DEADLINE PASSED / FULL
Type: Bachelor and Master Seminar

Doktorandenkolloquium

Date:

Monday 7 May 2018 (Master and Bachelor students)

Tuesday 8 May 2018 (PhD students)

Time: 8:30 - 17:30
Location:

Botanical Garden Zurich, Villa Rainhof

Room ZOD-F-10.03

Language: English
Information:  A research outline (in English) of 1-2 pages on your topic of choice must be submitted by email to the chair and approved before your topic is secured. First come, first serve.
Topics:
- International and/or European Financial Law
- General Corporate/Company Law - International, European, Swiss, British, American
- Please note that Professor Alexander always requires a comparative component in the theses he supervises, even if it is not the main focus of your work.
- This year the topic list is less strict, but please feel free to look at topics form previous years as well as Prof. Alexander's teaching materials for inspiration.
Target students:

* Bachelor Students - Bachelor thesis for 6 ECTS

* Master Students - Master's thesis for 12 or 18 ECTS

* PhD students for their Doktorandenkolloquium ECTS credits.

Presentation:

All participants are required to hold a 10-15 min presentation (with ppt) on the topic of their paper and answer questions. The presentation is not graded separately, it is just an oppotunity for additional questions and interaction with the Chair as well as other participants.

Your presentation can only influence your grade in a positive direction.

Credits:

Bachelor Students can get 6 credits, Master Students can get 12 or 18 credits for their Master's thesis.

PhD students can get 6 ECTS credits as one of their required colloquia.

Formalities: You can find the formalities on our chair website under "Masterarbeit". The same prerequisites apply for Bachelor students. Failure to meet these requirements will be taken into consideration negatively.
Application:

Deadline: 11 December 2017 PASSED

Please apply by sending your two-page outline of your proposed topic, including a short motivation behind choosing it and a preliminary plan of how you wish to approach it.

Please also comply with the requirements listed under "Masterarbeit".

Email: lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch

Submission:

Deadline: 3 May 2018 updated

Please email your thesis in word and pdf to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch and submit two paper copies to our offices RAI-G-099 or RAI-G-097 by Thursday 3 May 2018 at 17:00.

Notes Please note that the seminar room in the Botanical Garden might be tricky to find if you have never been there before. You have to walk through a section of the park. We advise everyone to take this into account when scheduling their arrival times. Link to UZH map: ZOD

Spring Semester 2017

  Principles of Financial Regulation
Date: Monday 8 May 2017 + Tuesday 9 May 2017
Time: 8:30 - 17:30
Location: Botanical Garden Zurich, room ZOD-F-10.05
Language: English
Information:  A research outline (in English) of 1-2 pages on your topic of choice must be submitted by email to the chair and approved before your topic is secured. First come, first serve.
Topics:
Target students: Bachelor and Master Students, as listed with each topic.
Credits: Bachelor Students can get 6 credits, Master Students can get 18 credits.
Formalities: You can find the formalities on our chair website under "Masterarbeit". The same prerequisites apply for Bachelor students. Failure to meet these requirements will be taken into consideration negatively.
Application:

Deadline: 16 December 2016 passed

Please apply by sending your research outline and a short letter of motivation to the chair by email .

Submission:

Deadline: 1 May 2017

Please email your thesis in word and pdf to lst.alexander@rwi.uzh.ch by Monday 1 May 2017 at 23:59.

And submit two paper copies to our offices RAI-G-099 or RAI-G-097 by Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 16:00.

Notes Please note that the seminar room in the Botanical Garden might be tricky to find if you have never been there before. You have to walk through a section of the park. We advise everyone to take this into account when scheduling their arrival times. Link to UZH map: ZOD

Spring Semester 2016

International and European Financial Regulation
Date:09.05.2016 + 10.05.2016
Location:Botanical Garden, Zurich
Language:English
Note:As Prof. Alexander is on sabbatical this semester, no appointments can be made with him to discuss your thesis until February 2016. A research outline (in english) of your topic of choice must be submitted by email to the chair and approved, before your topic is secured. First come, first serve.
Topics:
Target students:Bachelor and Master Students, as listed with each topic.
Credits: Bachelor Students can get 6 credits, Master Students can get 18 credits.
Formalities: You can find the formalities on our chair website under "Masterarbeit". The same prerequisits apply for Bachelor students. Failure to meet these requirements will be taken into consideration negatively.
Application:Please apply by sending your research outline and a short letter of motivation to the chair by email . Deadline is 19 December 2015.
Information-
meeting: 
Students are welcome to come by the chair on 15. October 2015 from 10-12am for an informal exchange on their topic with the chair's assistants in room RAI-G-099.
Submission Deadline: 06.05.2016 16:00