MP Comparative Law (LL.M. iReWi)


30.01.2024 17:00

01.03.2024 17:00

22.04.2024 17:00

28.06.2024 17:00

Examination modalities

The written exam consists of cases to be solved with a comparative approach, knowledge questions and multiple-choice tasks. Students should demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of different legal systems and be able to apply learned content in practical cases. The examination is divided into three separate parts, the first covering comparative private law, the second covering comparative constitutional law and the third covering selected issues of comparative company law, international civil procedure and selected private law problems from a comparative perspective. The award of marks is based on the correctness, completeness and degree of precision of the answers. To pass the exam, a minimum score of 40% in each individual part is required in each part and and a minimum overall score of 50%.

The use of uncommented statutes (from any jurisdiction) is permissible and recommended. Yet, these materials will not be provided in the exam. Should you choose to bring a copy of the statutes, it must not contain any further references or notes. The use of illicit materials will lead to your exam being taken away immediately.


Comparative Private & Business Law

  • Purposes and Methods of Comparative Law
  • Germanic Legal Systems
  • Islamic Legal Systems
  • Roman Legal Systems
  • Asian Legal Systems
  • Common Law: U.S. Law & English Law
  • Exorbitant Jurisdiction
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Family law
  • Causation and Adjacent Doctrines
  • Property law
  • Corporations


Comparative Constitutional Law

  • Constitutions
  • Constitutionalism
  • Constitution Making
  • Constitutional Design
  • Constitutional Institutions
  • Constitutional Adjudication and Interpretation
  • Constitutions under Stress

Examination Material The lecture material, which is published on the moodle platform of the corresponding lecture every week.The contents discussed in the lecture. Additional case law posted on the moodle platform.




Konrad Zweigert and Hein Kötz, An Introduction to Comparative Law, 3rd ed., Tübingen 1998Jaakko Husa, A New Introduction to Comparative Law, 2015Geoffrey Samuel, An Introduction to Comparative Law Theory and Method, 2014Mark Tushnet, Advanced Introduction to Comparative Constitutional Law, 2nd ed., 2018Thomas Kadner Graziano, Comparative Contract Law, 2nd ed., 2019