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Introduction to Law

level of course unit

First cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Identify and classify legal problems (e.g. private, commercial, European law, etc.) in practice.
• Find legal sources and research information independently.
• Differentiate legal problems and be able to find a solution independently.
• Analyze frequent problem cases from practice on the basis of concrete case studies.
• Understand a legal topic independently and subsequently be able to explain it to others.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Fundamentals of law
• History of law, significance of law, structure of the legal system, classification of law
• General private law
• Classification of private law, legal entities and legal objects, time, introduction to property law, legal transaction, contract law
• Commercial law
• Entrepreneur status, company register, forms of enterprise, establishment of an enterprise
• European law
• EU institutions, EU legal sources, fundamental freedoms of the internal market
• Technology law
• CE marking, intellectual property (IP) law
• Access to legal information systems

recommended or required reading

• Czernich, Hofstädter (2003): Vertragswissen leicht gemacht, Redline Wirtschaft Verlag München
• Czernich, et al. (2011): Vertragsrecht für Unternehmen: Leitfaden zur sicheren Vertragsgestaltung, Linde Verlag Wien
• Poduschka (2012): Vertragsrecht für jedermann, Verlag Österreich Wien
• Mader (2014): Kapitalgesellschaften, 9. Aufl., LexisNexis Wien
• Schummer (2013): Personengesellschaften, 8. Aufl., LexisNexis Wien
• Haybäck (2014): Marken- und Immaterialgüterrecht, 4. Aufl., LexisNexis Wien
• Borchardt (2011): Das ABC der Europäischen Union: Die Grundwerte der Europäischen Union, Dictus Publishing Saarbrücken
• Internetplattformen: RIS (, EUR-Lex,,, RDB (

assessment methods and criteria

Application, project work or written exam

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name of lecturer(s)

MMag. Peter Wachter, LLM

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work placement(s)

not applicable