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Introduction to Law

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students can apply legal categories to activities in their field and classify them under the relevant regulations. They can categorize types of event according to their legal classification and according to the legal provisions that can be applied. Students become familiar with topics in relation to liability and indemnity and become sensitized to the legal consequences of their actions. Social norms and relevant event laws are taught and example cases are analyzed, categorized and interpreted from a legal perspective.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

In Introduction to Law, the legal basics of civil law and criminal law topics are examined, particularly in relation to legal issues relevant for events. In order to present the basics of legal relationships, the different legal areas and the connections between them are examined, as well as the boundary between public and private law, and the definitions of legal terms. Students are also given an introduction to general contract law as well as legal capacity and ability to act.
Law, particularly the following aspects thereof, play an ever-greater role in event management, particularly due to extensive regulations in relation to liability and indemnity: general contract and company law, the legal capacity of natural and juridical persons as well as regulations related to nature conservation, youth protection, employment law, building regulations and other legal areas relevant to event planning.

recommended or required reading

Vögl, Klaus Christian (2012): Praxishandbuch Veranstaltungsrecht. Lexis Nexis
Vögl, Klaus Christian (2013): Veranstaltungen von A-Z. LexisNexis
Koziol, H. / Welser, R. (2006): Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts I, Wien.
Koziol, H. / Welser, R. (2007): Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts II, Wien
Barta, H.: Zivilrecht. Einführung und Grundriss. (online).
Bydlinski, P.(2010): Bürgerliches Recht I Allgemeiner Teil, Wien.

Rechtsinformationssystem des Bundes (RIS)

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Johannes Augustin, BSc

year of study

first year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

in-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable