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Starting in summer term 2014, I am offering courses in key skills for lawyers. These are taught in English and part of a specialisation as defined in the new curriculum 2014.


  • Privatissimum for the Willem C. Vis Moot Team 2017 

    210.021
    Seminar
    2
    Summer semester 2017
    Institute of Civil Procedure and Insolvency Law
    (Contact information)
    Hide number of allocations to ongoing or discontinued courses of studycompulsory subject: 8 | elective subject: 2 | PhD studies: 2

    Degree type/curriculum
    SPO-V Allocation to module
    Type
    Rec.
    sem.
    ECTS
    credits
    Equ.Prerequ.
    current
    Diploma programme
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    14W
    3. Part /Kombinationsfach
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    14W
    3. Part /Spezialisierungsgebiet Pflichtfach: Justiz / Zivilverfahrensrecht
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    14W
    3. Part /Spezialisierungsgebiet Pflichtfach: Wirtschaft / Privates Wirtschaftsrecht
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    14W
    3. Part /Spezialisierungsgebiet Wahlfach: Justiz
    WFn.s.5
    Details
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    14W
    3. Part /Spezialisierungsgebiet Wahlfach: Wirtschaft
    WFn.s.5
    Details
    Doctoral programme
    796, 200 Doctoral Programme, Law (UG2002)
    09W
    1. Part /Spezialisierungsfach / Völkerrecht, SE
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    796, 200 Doctoral Programme, Law (UG2002)
    09W
    1. Part /Spezialisierungsfach / Wirtschaftsrecht, SE
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    796, 200 Doctoral Programme, Law (UG2002)
    09W
    1. Part /Spezialisierungsfach / Zivilgerichtliches Verfahren, SE
    PFn.s.5
    Details
    discontinued
    083 Law, doctorate (UG2002)
    02W
    1. Part /REWI-Doktorat ALT (Version 02W) / Lehrveranstaltungsangebot für die 3 Pflichtfächer lt. Curriculum 02W
    PFn.s.5

    Diploma programme
    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Justiz / Privatrecht und Verfahren (Kombinationsfach)
    PFn.s.5

    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Wirtschaft / Wirtschaftsrecht
    PFn.s.5

    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Wirtschaft / Wirtschaftsrecht (Kombinationsfach)
    PFn.s.5

    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Justiz / Privatrecht und Verfahren
    PFn.s.5

    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Internationale Beziehungen / Völkerrecht, Kollisionsrecht und Einheitsrecht sowie Europarecht (Kombinationsfach)
    PFn.s.5

    101 Diploma Programme Law (UG2002)
    11W
    3. Part /Pflichtfachgruppe: Internationale Beziehungen / Völkerrecht, Kollisionsrecht und Einheitsrecht sowie Europarecht
    PFn.s.5

    Free course: 5 ECTS credits
    Course description
    Those students, who have chosen to represent the Law Faculty of the University of Graz at the 24th Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna, will receive an intensive preparation. This includes perfecting the skills acquired in the winter term course as well as an optimization of the oral argumentation skills.
    Participants must have finished the winter term-course “210.019, Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot”.
    Preparation for the „24th Annual Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Commercial Moot“ in Vienna.
    • English
    • German
    [English] interactive (e.g. seminar, course: conveying knowledge by presentations, discussions etc.)
    210.021 Privatissimum for the Willem C. Vis Moot Team 2017 (2SH SE, SS 2016/17)
    Group
    Day
    Date
    from
    to
    Place
    Type of class
    Date type
    Comment
    Standardgruppe
    Fri
    10.03.201711:00
    12:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)preparatory class
    confirmed
    provisorischer Termin!
    For registration you have to be identified in UNIGRAZonline as a student.
    Note: max. participants are 10
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
    will be told
    Details
    continuous assessment
    Further information
    will be referred to in the seminar.



  • Relevant legal topics include: formats and structures of legal and business meetings; chairing and participating in such formal meetings; expectations and rituals, styles and conventions. Analysing suitable training videos addresses formal procedural and interpersonal issues and behaviours in court and other meetings. Aspects include fact-finding and documenting behaviours. Strategies and tactics for preparing and participating in negotiations of legal agreements, business contracts, as well as labour and employment issues are analysed at several levels including discourse. Roleplay will apply and develop practical experiences and skills.
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    Successful candidates will
    • know and understand relevant theoretical management principles of organising meetings and associated people issues as well as current research and best practice in international business settings; they also know and understand theoretical principles of negotiating in terms of strategic planning as well as operational tactics and techniques, based on the Harvard principle (Fisher, Ury, Patten) and current research in discourse, gender and identity issues (e.g. Tannen);
    • have become aware of their own personal skills as well as of cultural diversity in professional arguments and meeting behaviour and have successfully analysed and synthesised manifestations and plans of negotiating behaviour;
    • have practised chairing and participating in several simulated negotiations and professional meetings by preparations and roleplay, as well as peer feedback and reflection for further self-directed and guided personal development;
    • have demonstrated critical awareness of their own and others' interpersonal and cross-cultural, cross-gender negotiating behaviours and techniques;
    • have analysed samples of professional meetings and synthesised guidelines for their own future roles in professional meetings across cultures.
    English
    interactive & New Media (conveying knowledge also in computer-based way, e.g. e-learning)
    232.401 Legal Skills: Chairing and Negotiating (2SSt SE, WS 2016/17)
    Group
    Day
    Date
    from
    to
    Place
    Type of class
    Date type
    Comment
    Standardgruppe
    Thu
    13.10.201608:00
    13:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Thu
    27.10.201608:00
    13:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Thu
    03.11.201608:00
    13:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Thu
    10.11.201608:00
    13:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Thu
    17.11.201608:00
    13:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    For registration you have to be identified in UNIGRAZonline as a student.
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
     
    Leistungsbeurteilung u.a. durch:

    Prüfung von Theorieinhalten in schriftlichen oder mündlichen Tests 25%
    Portfolios von zu erbringenden Leistungen im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltung 50%;
    Begleitende Blended Learning Aktivitäten 25%.
    Details
    Note: Attendance in the first session on 7.3.2014 is mandatory! Missing this session means you forfeit your place!
    continuous assessment
    Further information
    Lektüre und LV Unterlagen werden online zur Verfügung gestellt
    Online information
    e-learning course
    Please bring your Wifi enabled laptop computer or tablet. If you need help accessing Eduroam, contact Uni-IT Helpdesk.

  • Communication and Presentation Skills in International Dispute Resolution (Oral and Written)
    210.010
    Seminar
    4
    Wintersemester 2016/17
    Institut für Zivilverfahrensrecht und Insolvenzrecht
    (Kontakt)

    Anzahl der Zuordnungen zu laufenden und auslaufenden Studien ausblendenPflichtfach: 6 | Wahlfach: 2 | Doktoratsstudien: 2

    Angaben zur Abhaltung

    The seminar combines „hard“ facts with „soft skills“. On the one hand, the students are required to deal with a selected topic in the field of international dispute resolution (including international insolvency law and international arbitration); on the other hand, they will have to present their work in a real-life situation such as a mock trial, a telephone conference or a client attorney consultation. The presentation will have to be repeated to the point where it is found to be sufficiently effective and convincing.
    Participation in a course / seminar dealing with civil procedure, insolvency or arbitration law.
    The students are able to effectively present a specific legal subject or a certain legal view in writing and/or orally. They are aware of their role in the specific circumstances and act adequately. They select the most appropriate structure of the written presentation and apply the selected structure. In oral communications, the students express themselves in precise legal terms that are nevertheless clearly understandable for their interlocutor.
    Englisch
    [English] interactive (e.g. seminar, course: conveying knowledge by presentations, discussions etc.)
    The students will be assigned a practical legal problem (e.g., “the conduct of a witness examination in international arbitration”; “the termination of an arbitration by way of an award on agreed terms”; “the validity of an international forum selection clause that is contained in General Terms of Trade”; “the recognition of non-Austrian insolvency proceedings in Austria”). On the basis of the assigned problem, the students have to prepare a written and/or oral presentation (team work) in a specific format, such as a legal memorandum, a letter of information, a powerpoint presentation in combination with a free speech, an oral argument to be delivered in a skype telephone conference. The interim document will be reviewed as to its correctness from a legal point of view. Subsequently, the final document or the final presentation will be scrutinized by all participants (peer review) and tested whether it is effective. The working product will be repeated up until the point where it is found to be convincing.
    210.010 Communication and Presentation Skills in International Dispute Resolution (Oral and Written) (4SSt SE, WS 2016/17)
    Gruppe
    Tag
    Datum
    von
    bis
    Ort
    Ereignis
    Termintyp
    Anmerkung

    Standardgruppe
    Do
    06.10.201611:00
    15:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix

    Do
    20.10.201608:00
    14:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    27.10.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    03.11.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    10.11.201610:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    17.11.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    24.11.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    01.12.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.43 (015B04001E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    15.12.201608:00
    18:00
    SR 15.43 (015B04001E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    12.01.201708:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    19.01.201708:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Do
    26.01.201708:00
    18:00
    SR 15.42 (015B04025E)Abhaltung
    fix
    prov. Termin
    Details
    Anmerkung: max. 20 Teilnehmer (16+4 Härtefälle); Anmeldung nur auf Warteliste!
    Angaben zur Prüfung
    siehe Stellung im Studienplan
     
    Writing a paper, presentation and intensive discussion in class.
    Details
    continuous assessment
    Details
    Zusatzinformationen


    TT - Kombifach: ZGV + Mediation
  • Relevant legal topics include: criteria and perceptions of legal communications in diverse cultures; the use of jargon versus “plain English”; style recommendations as found in various journal articles e.g. http://network.bepress.com/law/legal-writing-and-research/. In addition, samples of great legal speeches as well as persuasive speeches from politics will highlight different rhetorical traditions and devices for practice in student productions in legal contexts they study. Roleplay will apply and develop practical experiences and skills.
    Maturaniveau English
    Successful candidates will
    • know and understand essential theoretical principles of communication, classical rhetoric and current research in social-interactive discourse and behaviour;
    • have analysed their own preferred communication styles and best practice samples of speeches; they can identify and judge effective and efficient manifestations of persuasive professional behaviour and discourse in different cultures and adjust their speaking and writing styles according to audiences and discourse communities they encounter in a wide range of professional situations;
    • have practised professional communications and persuasive speeches in class assignments and prepared roleplay, as well as peer feedback and reflection for further self-directed and guided personal development;
    • have demonstrated critical awareness of interpersonal and cross-cultural, cross-gender professional behaviours and communications with legal and client partners, as well as the general public.
    English
    interactive & New Media (conveying knowledge also in computer-based way, e.g. e-learning)
    232.402 Legal Skills: Professional Communication and Advocacy (2SSt SE, WS 2016/17)
    Group
    Day
    Date
    from
    to
    Place
    Type of class
    Date type
    Comment

    Standardgruppe
    Wed
    05.10.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    12.10.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    19.10.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    09.11.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    16.11.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    23.11.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    30.11.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    07.12.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    14.12.201608:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    11.01.201708:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    18.01.201708:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    Wed
    25.01.201708:00
    10:00
    SR 15.33 (015B030037)regular class
    confirmed

    For registration you have to be identified in UNIGRAZonline as a student.
    Note: Attendance in the first session on 5.3.2014 is mandatory! Missing this session means you forfeit your place!
    Exam information
    See position in the curriculum
     
    Leistungsbeurteilung u.a. durch:

    Prüfung von Theorieinhalten in schriftlichen oder mündlichen Tests 25%
    Portfolios von zu erbringenden Leistungen im Rahmen der Lehrveranstaltung 50%;
    Begleitende Blended Learning Aktivitäten 25%.
    Details
    continuous assessment
    Further information

    Online information
    e-learning course
    Please bring your wifi-enabled laptop of tablet for classroom work! Make sure you can connect to Eduroam - contact ZID helpdesk if necessary.