Institute on World Legal Problems Innsbruck, Austria
Summer School der St. Mary's University,
San Antonio, Texas, in Innsbruck

Die St. Mary's University hat ihren Sitz in San Antonio, Texas. Die law school wurde 1927 gegründet. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Innsbruck werden im Rahmen des Institute on World Legal Problems jährlich von Anfang Juli bis Anfang August Kurse in amerikanischem Recht gehalten. 2017 findet das Programm  in der Zeit vom 3. Juli 2017 bis 4. August 2017 statt.

Jeden Sommer können acht Innsbrucker Studenten an dem Programm teilnehmen, ohne die ansonsten geforderten tuition fees bezahlen zu müssen. Lediglich die Kosten für die Kursunterlagen sind von den Studenten zu begleichen. 

Für eine Teilnahme am Sommerkurs 2017 kann man sich ab sofort bis einschließlich 28.04.2017 bewerben.
Bewerbungsformulare können am Institut für Römisches Recht und Rechtsgeschichte,
Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Zimmer 2105, abgeholt und abgegeben werden. Sie stehen zum Download zur Verfügung: Anmeldeformular

 

Die Kurse entsprechen Lehrveranstaltungen, wie sie für den Lehrbetrieb an einer amerikanischen Universität typisch sind. Abgesehen davon, dass alle Vorlesungen in englischer Sprache gehalten werden, wird von den Studenten auch erwartet, dass sie sich auf jede einzelne Stunde gezielt vorbereiten. Dazu werden im Voraus sogenannte reading assignments aufgegeben, also eine bestimmte Anzahl von Fällen oder anderen Texten, die von den Studenten gelesen werden müssen. Potentielle Teilnehmer an einer solchen summer school seien also schon jetzt darauf hingewiesen, dass eine Bewerbung nur dann für sie sinnvoll sein kann, wenn die entsprechende Bereitschaft zu intensivem Arbeiten besteht.

Nähere Informationen finden Sie auch auf der Homepage St. Mary's University, Texas.

Sommerprogramm 2017:

Class Actions in a Global Context (1 credit, Professor Linda Mullenix, University of Texas).  For more than seventy years, the United States has been in the forefront of developing means for resolving injuries to large numbers of people on an aggregate basis. This course examines the problems related to redress for mass harms in a comparative context. After examining American approaches to mass aggregate claim resolution, the course surveys the similarities and differences between civil law and common law systems and considers the ways in which complex tort litigation and other kinds of complex dispute resolution techniques have developed.

International Insolvency (1 credit, Professor David Hague, St. Mary’s University).  A large number of international insolvencies in recent years have brought to the forefront the importance of developing an understanding of international bankruptcy.  This course deals with transnational and cross-border insolvencies and the legal regime that governs the resolution of these controversies.  After briefly examining the basic bankruptcy laws of the United States, the bulk of the class will be spent considering the legal structures for addressing international bankruptcy and its associated problems, including an overview of Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

International Business Transactions (2 credits, Professor Richard Flint, St. Mary’s University). This course explores national and international private law relating to the movement of goods and payment of money across national borders; licensing and franchising; direct foreign investment; and dispute resolution in international transactions.

Lawyering Abroad: Basic Concepts Of European Legal Systems (1 credit, Professor Bernhard Koch, University of Innsbruck). Students in this course will be introduced to the core elements of European legal systems and to their structural dissimilarities with American legal systems.  Emphasis will be placed on major differences between common law and civil law approaches, and examples will be drawn from the laws of Germany, France, and other countries.  Particular attention will be given to the practical aspects of lawyering, such as finding the law and communicating with foreign counsel.

European and International Conflict of Laws (1 credit, Professor Andreas Schwartze, University of Innsbruck) The first crucial step in cross-border legal relationships between private persons or entities is identifying the appropriate substantive law to be applied. This course will introduce students to the main features of „private international law“ that will be observed when European courts decide such matters (e.g. in legal disputes connected with a state of the US), and the fundamental ways in which they differ from American conflict of law rules. It will focus on EU-wide unified legal instruments, mainly in the areas of contract and tort, and provide students an important basis for a transnational practice.

The Institute is conducted under the co-direction of Professor Chad J. Pomeroy and Professor Gerald Reamey. Prof. Pomeroy is an expert in business, corporate and property law, writing and teaching in these areas.  A frequent teacher and director, as well as co-founder, of the Institute, Prof. Reamey teaches, researches, and publishes in the area of criminal law and criminal procedure.

Programm: (Immer von Montag bis Donnerstag)

First Session (July 3 – July 18)
8:30-9:40 a.m., International Business Transactions, R. Flint (continued)
9:50-11:00 a.m., European and International Conflict of Law, A. Schwartze
11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Lawyering Abroad, B. Koch

Second Session (July 19 – Aug. 3)
8:30-9:40 a.m., International Business Transactions (continuation), R. Flint
9:50-11:00 a.m., Class Actions in a Global Context, L. Mullenix
11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m., International Insolvency, D. Hague