Introduction to Private Law (ILV)


Course lecturer:


 Bernhard Glawitsch
Course numberB4.06360.43.460
Course codeEinfPrRe
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits2,0
Language of instruction German

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

understand the differences between defaults occurring in the moment of conclusion of a contract and others occurring during the fulfillment of the contract.
apply the statutes to a concrete set of facts and to find out about the legal consequences.
describe the requirements for an offer to be an effective one.
understand which statutes to apply if a consumer concludes a contract with another consumer or an entrepreneur or if two entrepreneurs conclude a contract with each other.
review the possibilities of consumers to rescind from a contract they have concluded with an entrepreneur and they are familiar with the law of damages.
understand when property passes on to the buyer and they are familiar with the various types of property, lien law and security interests.
explain the legal terms of commercial procuration and commercial power to negotiate.
read a certificate of title and describe the various types of entries in the land register.
identify family and estate law and the Austrian international private law.

The main focus of the lecture will be on contract law. We will discuss the legal effects of defaults occuring in the moment of conclusion of a contract or later on. There will also be an introduction to the law of damages, enrichment without cause, law of property and loan securities, family and estate law, as well as international private law.

Schwimann, Bürgerliches Recht für Anfänger, LexisNexis Verlag, in
aktueller Auflage (Skriptum) als Lernunterlage;

Koziol/Welser, Grundriss des Bürgerlichen Rechts, Manz, 13. Auflage (2
Bände) als weiterführende Literatur.

Lesson & discussion
Case studies