- Exchange Programmes
- EBS Law Term
Focus in 2017: Transnational Commercial Law
After the highly successful programmes on Transnational Commercial Law in the years of 2013 to 2016, EBS Law Term 2017 will continue to focus on this most fascinating and challenging area of international business law.
EBS Law Term 2017 will focus on Transnational Commercial Law (TCL). TCL deals with the growing body of internationally unified or harmonized law in areas of particularly high relevance to international commerce. Some of the instruments of transnational commercial law, such as the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, are extremely successful in global business. Others are pioneer instruments with promising perspectives such as the UNIDROIT Convention of Cape Town on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Protocols on Railway Rolling Stock or Space Assets such as satellites. From a methodical viewpoint, TCL raises the intriguing question of comparative law as to why some instruments are so successful and what can be learned from them for designing other instruments. In addition, creating TCL instruments requires specific negotiation skills and high-level diplomacy in order to get states to say “yes” to a new instrument.
The overall aim of the programme is to provide students with an overview of the most important concepts, methods and general problems of transnational commercial law as well as an introduction to a Selection of important instruments of transnational commercial law.
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Courses are taught by top-level law professors and legal practitioners, all working with a particular focus on transnational commercial law. The programme is comprised of a mixture of compulsory courses and electives that form part of five modules.
Due to the involvement of leading law professionals, EBS Law Term courses are often taught in blocks. A specific course is divided into several sessions and each session typically lasts between 2 to 4 hours (including breaks).
*All courses offered are subject to changes and depend on a minimum number of participants.
Upon successful completion of the course programme, participants receive a certificate of participation. Credit transfer lies within the discretion of the EBS partner institution. Students are advised to contact their study abroad advisor.
Students will be able to earn European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. In order to receive the EBS Law School Certificate for successful participation in EBS Law Term 2017 on Transnational Commercial Law, students must successfully participate in Module 1 and a minimum of four electives from Module 2, totaling 21 ECTS credits. Students may choose to earn up to 33 ECTS credits out of the entire EBS Law Term consisting of 48 ECTS credits. 2 ECTS credits equal 1 ABA credit. As credit transfer is the responsibility of the EBS partner institution, students attending EBS Law Term should establish the minimum workload required by their home universities prior to the programme.
Trips and Social Activities
- Exploring Wiesbaden
- Trip to Heidelberg
- European Central Bank, Frankfurt
- Museum Wiesbaden
- Workshop with a prestigious German law firm
- Get together with law students from EBS Law School
- European Court of Justice, Luxemburg
- European Parliament, Strasbourg
Farewell Event at a prestigious German law firm
Cost of Living:
The semester ticket covers the area of Wiesbaden, Mainz and Frankfurt. Our housing department assists international students to find affordable accommodation close to the campus.
Living expenses in Germany are slightly above average in a European context:
All courses are held in English. Students must have a minimum score of at least 90 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- TOEFL: Minimum of 90 iBT
- IELTS: 6.5
- TOEIC: 721
- ESOL: CAE grade A, B, C
Applicants should have completed at least one-and-a half-years on a full-time undergraduate law programme or at least one year at a graduate law school by the time the programme begins.
To apply for the EBS Law Term from September to December the following three steps are required.
The exchange coordinator of the home university nominates exchange students through an online nomination system.
Nominated exchange students receive an email from EBS International Programmes Office with details on the online application procedure. Please note that it may take 2-3 work days for EBS to process the nominations and mail out the login details to your students.
Students upload the following supporting documents into the application system:
- Current CV or resume
- A copy of all university degrees/grade transcripts
- Proof of health insurance or copy of European Health Insurance Card valid for the entire stay at EBS
- Document “Declaration of Accession” to the EBS student body (available in download section of application system; please print, complete, sign and scan)
- Copy of ID document
- For non-native speakers of English: 90 points TOEFL iBT or equivalent
Nomination Deadline: 15th April
Application Deadline: 1st May
If you do not attend one of our partner universities and you are interested in our Law Term, please get in contact with email@example.com. A limited number of spots will be available to visiting students. Applicants must meet the same language and academic requirements as the exchange students. The tuition fee for the Law Term is 5.000 EUR. Visiting students will receive the same service as exchange students.
International Programmes Coordinator
Vice Dean EBS Law School
Chair of Civil Law, Comparative Law & Private International Law
Research Center for Transnational Dispute Resolution