In the Assessment Year, there are two distinct paths in the Law curriculum to be aware of: 'Law I as a Compulsory Subject' and 'Law II as a Core Elective'.
We distinguish between
- Law I as a Compulsory Subject, which is mandatory for all students, and
- Law II as a Core Elective, which students in the Law specialization have to complete.
In the context of the Law I Independent Studies, the university offers special tutorials for foreign language students.
Supporting students’ independent learning is a core principle of the independent study approach. The university offers independent study groups for foreign students (students who have obtained their Abitur / Matura or equivalent in a language other than German) as a support measure in case of language difficulties in working on the course content. Tutors work through the subject matter at a pace more adapted to student needs, considering possible language difficulties.
In these independent study groups, students are also given the opportunity to bring up and discuss questions related to their understanding of the subject. The learning context of the study groups is designed in line with the course materials so that foreign language students are prepared to achieve the demanding learning objectives of the course Law I.
These groups are incorporated into the course registration (bidding) system.