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Lectures in Law

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to: present general civil law and well as private law aspects of entrepreneurial activities; analyze common practical problems using concrete examples; identify common legal questions related to information technology and apply simple standard solutions.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Successfully completed courses of the previous semester

course contents

In line with the requirements of professional IT practice, students learn basic terms of private law, especially by tackling practical legal cases and developing legal principles required for solutions to the respective problems together. The following fields are discussed in detail:

- differences between public and private law
- corporate law
- general contract law
- legal capacity and capacity to act of natural and legal persons and their legal consequences
- definitions of the most important fields of law
- connections of legal areas and professional IT practice

recommended or required reading

- Bydlinski, Peter: Grundzüge des Privatrechts (f. Österreich).- Manz, 2007
- Posch, Willibald: Bürgerliches Recht (f. Österreich), Internationales Privatrecht.- Springer, 2008
- Kodex- oder Manz Gesetzestexte
- Kosmides, Timoleon: Die Bestimmung der Rechtsnatur von Access-Providing für die Bestimmung der Rechtsfolgen im Störungsfall, in: Taeger/Wiebe (Hrsg.): Tagungsband Herbstakademie 2008: Von AdWords bis - Social Networks – Neue Entwicklungen im Informationsrecht, Edewecht 2008, S. 119–132
- Kosmides, Timoleon: Providing-Verträge. Systematik und Methodologie der Bestimmung von Rechtsnatur und Rechtsfolgen, München 2010
- Zahrnt, Christoph: IT-Projektverträge: Rechtliche Grundlagen, dpunkt, 2008

assessment methods and criteria

Standardized exam (Multiple choice and short answers)

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


course-hours-per-week (chw)


name of lecturer(s)

Director of Studies

year of study


recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable