Chair van Aaken Chair for Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law (this professorship was financed by the Max-Schmidheiny Foundation from 2006 to 2012) LATEST NEWS: Podcast of the University Oxford, Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken on "Behavioral Economics and Global Public Goods and Global Commons" N E W S Fall 2017 Our courses: Law in an Economic Context (Economics) In the fall semester, Prof. Dr. Anne van Aaken, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Lukas Müller, will teach the contextual elective course “Law in an Economic Context (Economics).” The course aims at strengthening the mutual understanding of legal sciences and economics both in the normative sphere (efficiency and justice) and positive sphere (social sciences: the impact of the law). For one thing, the course is to convey the basic economic concepts and theories deemed important when considering statutory regulation, with a special focus on institutional economics. Then again, these tools are also to be applied in practice to selected legal fields such as economic and corporate law and public international law. For further information, please refer to the following link. International and European Law for MLE This course, conducted by Dr. Johann Justus Vasel LLM (NYU), imparts the basic principles and structural elements of International Law and European Law with a focus on International Economic Law. In addition to conveying fundamental knowledge of Public International Law, current developments will be traced and discussed in order to gain insight into the logic, effects and practical relevance of International Law. Attention will also be drawn to the economic analysis of International Law. The second part of the course is devoted to European Law with a focus on European Economic Law. This part of the course will start off with a brief historical introduction to the integration process and outline the foundational legal doctrines of the EU. Following, the course will deal with key aspects of European Law (character and peculiarities, competences, basic principles, institutions, legal sources) and elements of internal market law (fundamental freedoms) in particular. The relationship between the Union and the Member States and the external relations of the Union (in particular with Switzerland) are also covered. In addition, current developments and the “poly crisis” of Europe, in particular the crisis of the economic and monetary union, will be analyzed and discussed. Further information about this course can be found here. Workshop and Lecture Series in Law and Finance The Workshop and Lectures Series in Law and Finance is a joint seminar of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University of St. Gallen. Students coming from all three universities may attend the seminars. Some of the most renowned law and finance scholars and practitioners from all five continents give lectures on the current topics in law and finance. The seminar takes place every fall at the facilities of the University of Zurich and of the ETH Zurich. Students access the papers of the lecturer’s guest in advance and discuss a variety of law and finance issues at a very high technical debate in class. In fall 2016 for instance, specialists like Hideki Kanda from Tokyo, Stijn Claessens from Federal Reserve, and Charles Goodhart from the London School of Economics shared their expertise with our students. The areas of discussion were very diverse, ranging from the relationship between shareholder protection and executive pay to the SEC´s experience on corporate governance in emerging markets. For more information, please click here. Our Guest professors: Prof. Dr. Henrik Lando “Law and Economics of Tort and Insurance founded by the Max-Schmidheiny Foundation Prof. Dr. Henrik Lando is Professor of Law and Economics at the Department of Law of the Copenhagen Business School and specialises in Law and Economics, tort and contract law from an economic perspective, criminal law and economics, economic theory of evidence, contract theory and organisational economics. If you like more information about Prof. Dr. Henrik Lando, please click here. This course, founded by the Max-Schmidheiny Foundation, explains the basic economic theory of tort law and of some aspects of insurance law. Tort and insurance law are closely intertwined because most accidental losses are ultimately borne by insurance companies, so to understand how tort law works it is useful to understand also insurance and its regulation. For more information on this course, please click here. The Max-Schmidheiny Foundation founds this course. Please find more information on the Max-Schmidheiny Foundation here. Prof. Dr. Andrew J. Godwin “Asian Law, Chinese Law and Commerce” This subject examines the legal issues and practical challenges that arise in relation to cross-border commercial transactions with China. Students will work through various transactions and develop an advanced and integrated understanding of the legal issues that are relevant to the way in which cross-border transactions are structured and executed. Find further details about this course here. Prof. Dr. Godwin holds a number of senior positions at Melbourne Law School and has been involved in legal practice for over 20 years. His teaching and research interests include finance and insolvency law, transactional law, financial regulation (particularly disclosure and regulatory systems), the regulation of the legal profession and professional and transactional skills for lawyers. Currently he is acting as consultant to the World Bank in the area of financial institution insolvency (bank recovery and resolution) and to the Supreme Court of Victoria in the area of cultural awareness in the courtroom. If you like more information about Prof. Dr. Godwin, please click here.