Public law (for students of economics)

Are you studying economics (or industrial engineering) but are also interested in legal issues, as you are aware that these will also be relevant to your future career? Do you know that you will almost inevitably have to familiarise yourself with legal requirements and, if necessary, communicate with lawyers? You don't want to have to say to the supervisory authority in court: "I wish I'd known that beforehand!"

Then come to the "Public Law" course organised by the Faculty of Law. Here you will learn the basics of public law, e.g:

  • What are the foundations of our legal system and the state organisation of the European Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the state of Lower Saxony?
  • How do the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government work?
  • What do fundamental rights (in particular the Basic Law) and fundamental freedoms (EU) protect and under what conditions can they be restricted?
  • What is an administrative act, how can a government legally issue and, in particular, enforce it?
  • How can you take legal action against decisions by a public authority that are unfavourable to you or sue for a favourable decision?

In addition, students learn the basics of applying the law and how to prepare expert reports.

Specialisation course

The content of the course can be deepened in the course "Selected Topics of Public Law" (in particular commercial, construction, environmental and business law).

Further information

The course is offered in the winter semester. It is part of the Law module. It comprises 2 SWS and 4 ECTS can be earned with a 60-minute written examination.

Please note that the course is only offered in German and is taught in a specialised language.