Introduction to International Economic Law

Globalization has changed the way companies participate in international trade, even allowing small businesses to join in on the global stage. Let’s take a look at how a need for “International Economic Law” is growing and what companies need to consider when trading!


Course periodJuly 25, 2022 - Aug. 19, 2022 Session II
Category Law & Economics
Course levelsBachelor
LanguageEnglish
Class size

max. 15 participants

Credits and certificate

Participants will receive 5 ECTS credit points and a certificate if they attend regularly (at least 80% attendance) and participate actively. Additionally, six weeks after the end of the course a Transcript of Records is issued by Humboldt-University.

Application deadline May 15, 2022, or when participant quota is reached
Course fee730.00 Euro | (excl. program fee and discounts)

Description

Multinational companies like Google or Apple self-evidently act on a global stage. But even small businesses participate in international trade today. The integration of national economies and the elimination of barriers of trade no longer allow a solely national view on this development. With the growing importance of international commerce, the need for an "International Economic Law" arises. Numerous regulations and agreements concern international trade and investment, but the legal framework of international economy remains indefinite.

In this course common principles of International Economic Law will be examined by analysing leading decisions by international courts. Therefore a substantial part of the course will be dedicated to the discussion of cases and reading materials.

Syllabus will be available soon
Course structure

Academic lessons

  • You will receive a total of 45 contact hours (one contact hour equals 45 minutes; 11 contact hours per week).
  • The lessons are held three times a week.
  • Lessons will comprise lectures, group work, discussion sessions, excursions.

 

Schedule (Track B)

Monday: 9 am – 10.30 am & 11 am – 12.30 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 10.30 am & 11 am – 12.30 pm
Thursday: 1.30 pm – 3 pm & 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm

 

Cultural extra-curricular activities:

HUWISU offers a fine selection of interesting extra-curricular activities and aims to give all participants an unforgettable stay in Berlin. Your program includes excursions, sport activities and social gatherings providing you the opportunity to get to know the city, the university and your classmates better and to meet students from all parts of the world. The costs for these offers are included in the course fees.

Activities and tours we offer regularly: Federal Chancellery, German Parliament, House of Representatives, Topography of Terror, Political Archive, Museum Island, Kreuzberg Tour, Daytrip to Potsdam, Boat trip, Beach Volleyball, Exhibitions, Farewell Party…

Language skills English: B2
Motivation Letter about one page in English
Student Profile

Advanced undergraduate law students and students with an academic background that qualifies them to participate in the course.

This course is taught in English, including readings in English. For the understanding of the texts and the discussions in class a language level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.

Participating students need to be at least 18 years old.

Dr. Hanno Meyer,

Dr. Jost Hanno Meyer works at the institute for Energy- and Competition Law (EWeRK) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His focus is on Economic Regulation, International Economic Law, Energy Law and Arbitration. He studied in Freiburg, Vilnius and Berlin.

Mr. Alexander Todorovic

Mr. Alexander Todorovic is a member of a court of Arbitration called "Clearingstelle EEG/KWKG". The court is providing conflict resolutions in the field of Renewable Energy Law and CHP (combined heat and power) Law and is operated by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy.

CoordinatorPierre Steuer/ Carmen Opolski/ Sanja Müssig
Contact detailsInternational Department
Unter den Linden 6
10999 Berlin
Germany

huwisu@hu-berlin.de

This course can be combined with: