A distinction must be made between mandatory registration and self-registration:
Please also be aware of the fact that some exams are written during the university-wide examination period and some during the lecture period.
Student Services will register you for the following examinations (mandatory registration):
Usually, mandatory registration is performed shortly before the general registration period begins.
You need to self-register for the following examinations in Portal² :
Information pursuant to section 9 subsections 2 and 3 of the Act on Lawyer Training and Examination of the Land of Baden-Württemberg (JAPrO):
To be admitted to the state examination, you are required to have completed and passed the term paper and one of the three written exams in “Zivilrecht 3” either in the same semester or in two successive semesters.
1. Late registration for examinations
2. De-registration from an exam
3. Re-sitting examinations
The seminars “Präsentation und Kommunikationstechnik” (presentation and communication techniques) and “Verhandlungsmanagement” (negotiation management), that teach key competences, are mandatory for students in their third or fourth subject-specific semester. Each of the seminars consists of a lecture for all students and a practical session in small groups (this is where the exam takes place).
Student Services will register you for the respective examination (mandatory registration). However, you need to self-register for the practical session in the respective small group in Portal² (course registration).
You will first attend the lecture “Rhetorik und Präsentation” (rhetoric and presentation) by Prof. Falk and “Verhandlungsmanagement” by Prof. Risse respectively. They will provide you with an overview of the topics that will be covered in the small groups. You are required to attend the corresponding introductory lecture before you are admitted to join the respective small group in the practical session.
The dates for the practical session will be displayed in the news section and/
Students in an advanced subject-specific semester, who are yet to complete the respective course, should also attend the corresponding lecture. Please register for the practical session in Portal² and inform the dean's office by sending an e-mail to either hiwijura(at)mail.uni-mannheim.de or diers(at)uni-mannheim.de. If you have any other general questions, please also send them to these e-mail addresses only.
Please note that in case you need to be informed about possible changes or other details regarding the small group sessions, you will be contacted via your university e-mail address.
The time slot indicated for the small group sessions in Portal² is incorrect. They actually start at 9 a.m. The slot has been set to an earlier start time for organizational reasons.
At the moment, you can register for the first state examination in private law (Zivilrechtliche Staatsexamensklausuren) that will take place in the spring of 2021. This applies to both those students who want to benefit from the possibility of Abschichtung (i.e. take the first state examination in stages) and for those who only pursue the bachelor’s degree.
Registrations for the civil law state examination can currently only be submitted by post (recipient address: Universität Mannheim, Dekanat der Abteilung Rechtswissenschaft, Schloss Westflügel, 68161 Mannheim) or in the mailbox of the university in front of L 1, 1.
Please make sure that everything is filled out correctly and all documents/
Coursework and examinations as well as periods of study completed in degree courses at official or officially recognized higher education institutions in Germany or abroad as well as at “Berufsakademien” (public universities of cooperative education) of the Federal Republic of Germany are recognized provided there is no significant difference between the competences obtained and those to be substituted.
For the recognition of examinations completed abroad, agreements between the Federal Republic of Germany and other countries need to be taken into account, such as agreements on equivalencies in higher education (equivalency agreements) and agreements within the framework of university partnerships and double degree programs (cooperation agreements). Please refer to the examination regulations for more detailed information on this topic and on the conversion of grades.
Please also refer to this program’s examination regulations to learn more about the regulations governing the recognition of skills and knowledge acquired outside of the higher education system.
The recognition is indicated in the degree certificate and in the transcript of records. In case the student takes part in an examination at the University of Mannheim even though he or she already obtained the respective qualification elsewhere, he or she automatically waives the right to have the previous qualification recognized.
The examination committee decides on the recognition upon request. Request forms and further information on the request itself as well as the documents to be enclosed with it can be found at the bottom of this page under “Downloads”. It is the student's responsibility to provide the examination committee with the necessary documents for the recognition of coursework and examinations.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the examination committee’s office.