Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf, LL.M. (Univ. of California, Berkeley)


Priv.-Doz. Dr. Juliana Mörsdorf LL.M. (Univ. of California, Berkeley)

Email: juliana@netcologne.de



A. Publikationsverzeichnis:

Publikationsverzeichnis (Stand: 05/2016)


B. Lectures: 

The next lecture will take place on Saturday 27 may 2017 at 10h in W 017.

I. Private International Law (spring semester 2017) 



Dealing with contract drafting and disputes in the context of international business transactions requires the awareness of the availability of different legal orders. This lecture should give an orientation as to the pertaining issues of conflict of laws in cases with a foreign element in the fields of contracts, corporations, torts, family law and law of succession. The lecture will deal with the methods and rules to be applied in such "conflicts of law" (as the topic is referred to by common lawyers) in order to determine which country's legal system shall govern to decide on the merits of such cases. Despite its slightly misleading name, "Private International Law" (PIL) is not international but mostly national law and, therefore, the course will review at the outset and in order to explain the dogmatic concept  the PIL-Rules of German law (in particular the Second Chapter of the Introductory Act to the Civil Code), but also relevant international treaties (bilateral and multilateral) as well as proliferating EU legislation. Harmonization on the EU level has started  with two comprehensive EU-Regulations on Private International Law: So called “Rome II” (concerning torts) and “Rome I” (concerning contracts), leading partially to an extinction and partially to a preemption of large parts of German Private International Law. In 2012 the Rome III Regulation entered into force, unifying PIL of divorce in (meanwhile) 16 EU member states, and in 2015 the EU Succession Regulation unifying the private international law of succession. Incidentally, reference will be made to general ideas and principles of Private International Law in other European countries and in the US. The class will also cover the basic concepts of international jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, a field where EU-made law traditionally largely governs court practice. Students having completed the class should not only be able to spot special and general issues such as characterization, preliminary question, independent attachment, adaptation and ordre public (public policy) but also be equipped with a method of how to approach and how to solve (find the applicable substantive law) on a step by step basis a private international law case from the perspective of a judge or an attorney.

II. Lecture (fall semester 2016) „European Private Law“
For the first meeting it might be helpful to bring (1) a laptop with internet access and (2) the following legal texts: 
Consolidated versions of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). The up to date version of these legal instruments can be downloaded from: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=ENf=ST%206655%202008%20REV%207

III. Verzeichnis der Lehraufträge:

22 Lehraufträge der Universität Mannheim

·         Neues Schuldrecht

·         Internationales Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht

·         Hauptveranstaltung Internationales Privatrecht

·         Private International Law

·         European Private Law

mit Prüfungstätigkeit in den verschiedenen Masterprogrammen, Austauschstudien und in der Wahlfachprüfung Staatsexamen.

 1.      SS 2002           Schuldrechtsreform

2.      WS 2002/03      Internationales Vertrags- und Deliktsrecht

3.      SS 2003            Internationales Privatrecht - Hauptveranstaltung

4.      WS 2003/04       Private International Law

5.      SS 2004             Internationales Privatrecht - Hauptveranstaltung

6.      WS 2004/05       Private International Law

7.      SS 2005             Internationales Privatrecht - Hauptveranstaltung

8.      WS 2005/06       Private International Law

9.      SS 2006             Internationales Privatrecht - Hauptveranstaltung

10.   WS 2006/07       Private International Law

11.   HS 2007              Private International Law

12.   FS 2008              Internationales Privatrecht - Hauptveranstaltung

13.   HS 2008              Private International Law

14.   HS 2009              Private International Law

15.   HS 2010              Private International Law

16.   HS 2011              Private International Law

17.   HS 2012              Private International Law

18.   HS 2013              Private International Law

19.   HS 2014              European Private Law

20.   FS 2015               Private International Law

21.   HS 2015              European Private Law

22.   FS 2016              Private International Law

23.   HS 2016              European Private Law

24.   FS 2017              Private International Law