Gérard Hertig: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2017

Name Prof. em. Dr. Gérard Hertig
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

851-0703-AALIntroduction to Law for Civil Engineering Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
2 credits4RG. Hertig
AbstractThis class introduces students to basic features of the legal system. Questions of constitutional and administrative law, contract law, tort law, corporate law, and/or litigation are covered.
ObjectiveIntroduction to fundamental questions of public and/or private law which serves as a foundation for more advanced law classes.
Content1. Public Law
Constitutional law: sources of law, organization of the state, fundamental rights. Administrative law: administrative decisions, organization of the administration, enforcement of administrative decisions, procedural law, basics of police, environmental and zoning law.

2. Private law
Contracts: contractual freedom, formation and breach of contracts, basics of sales and lease contracts. Tort law: negligence and strict liability, liability limitations. Basics of corporate and civil procedure law.
Lecture notesThe distributed Skript and posted course slides will be in German.

Additional 'Introduction to Law' material/information will also be provided.
LiteratureFurther information is available at http://www.hertig.ethz.ch/courses.htm
851-0732-01LWorkshop and Lecture Series in Law and Economics2 credits2SS. Bechtold, G. Hertig
AbstractThe Workshop and Lectures Series in Law and Economics is a joint seminar of ETH Zurich and the Universities of Basel, Lucerne, St. Gallen and Zurich. Legal, economics, and psychology scholars will give a lecture and/or present their current research. All speakers are internationally well-known experts from Europe, the U.S. and beyond.
ObjectiveAfter the workshop and lecture series, participants should be acquainted with interdisciplinary approaches in law and economics. They should also have an overview of current topics of international research in this area.
ContentThe workshop and lecture series will present a mix of speakers who represent the wide range of current social science research methods applied to law. In particular, theoretical models, empirical and experimental research as well as legal research methods will be represented. This series is held each spring semester. In the fall semester, the series is complemented by two specialized law-and-economics series, one on law & finance and one on innovation.
Lecture notesTo be discussed papers are posted in advance on the course web page (http://www.lawecon.ethz.ch/workshop-and-lecture-series/lawecon.html).
851-0732-04LLaw & Business Transactions Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
2 credits2VG. Hertig
AbstractThis class discusses various business transactions from a legal perspective, taking into account their economic function.
ObjectiveMaking participants familiar with the regulatory strategies adopted by lawmakers and the implications in terms of compliance and enforcement.
ContentThe course will focus on related party transactions, takeovers and other significant transactions, special attention being paid to related financing and limitation of liability strategies.
Lecture notesAnatomy of Corporate Law, 2ed. Oxford University Press 2009 (gilt as Skript)
Prerequisites / NoticeFurther information is available at http://www.hertig.ethz.ch