The compulsory common core courses (12 ECTS credits) for all students are:
- International Economic Law (4 ECTS credits): This course gives a general overview over the main actors and institutions in the area of today's international economic relations. After a historic overview on the development of the current World Economic Order, it looks at the main principles regarding trade, investment, labor migration and monetary and financial aspects of the world economy. The course serves as a common platform for more advanced courses on trade-related issues and investment questions.
- International Business Transactions (4 ECTS credits):This course will consider selected legal problems in international trade, examining some of the many issues arising out of private business transactions. We will particularly focus on issues related to international litigation arising out of international contracts. Three major areas will be explored: (1) determining jurisdiction for claims arising out of international contracts ; (2) selective issues in international arbitration and other alternative means of dispute resolution ; (3) determining the law applicable to international business transactions, including the Vienna Sales Convention and the Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts. Particular emphasis will be put on the options available to counsel engaged in litigation and in the preventive practice of law, including drafting of international contracts.
- European Internal Market Law (4 ECTS credits): The course will introduce to the legal fundaments of the EC's Common (Internal) Market, in particular the Fundamental Freedoms established by the Treaty of Rome: free movement of goods, freedom of movement for workers, freedom of establishment, freedom to provide services, freedom of the movement of capital and of payments. Particular attention will be paid to the pertinent jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice.