853-0723-00L  Introduction to Torts, Contracts and Insurance Law

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersC. von Zedtwitz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractIntroduction to Torts, Contracts and Insurance Law.
ObjectiveThe course shall make sure that the participants are fit to make the adequate decisions when encountering legal questions and issues in their career.

In order to achieve this goal, legal problems and issues will be presented to the participants and then discussed in class.
ContentThe course touches upon relevant topics of Contract Law (formation of contract and contract performance), Tort Law (including liability limitation), corporate law (types of corporations, formation of LLC), civil procedure (jurisdiction and applicable law, costs, when and how to engage a lawyer) and insurance law (duty to disclose relevant facts, gross negligence).
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course 'Introduction au Droit civil' (851-0709-00) provides an introduction to the law of Contracts and Torts in French.