Banking and Insurance Industry

European, constitutional and administrative law

Lecture, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

The course provides an introduction to European law and Austrian constitutional and administrative law and thus creates the basis for understanding the deepening of special legal matters. The core contents be: [1] Introduction to the law: especially structure of the legal system [2] Basic principles of constitutional law [3] State functions [4] Legislation [5] Administration [6] International Law and Constitutional Law [7] Austria in the European Union [8] Legal Protection and Control

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, students can name and correctly assign the sources of Austrian and European law; know the basics of Austrian civil law, are able to interpret treaty texts and solve cases in this context. Likewise, students are familiar with the structure of the legal system and the principles of Austrian constitutional and administrative law and European law. The Fundamentals of Law module lays the foundations for further consolidation in corporate law, tax law and banking and insurance-related legal matters.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Literature: Bydlinski, P.: Grundzüge des Privatrechts (Manz Wien); Kodex Bürgerliches Recht, in der jeweils neuesten Auflage; Perner/Spitzer/Kodek, Bürgerliches Recht, Manz.; Koziol/Kletecka, Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts, Band 1: Allgemeiner Teil, Sachenrecht, Familienrecht, Manz; Welser/Zöchling-Jud, Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts, Band 2: Schuldrecht Allgemeiner Teil, Schuldrecht Besonderer Teil, Erbrecht, Manz; Öhlinger: Verfassungsrecht; Stolzlechner: Einführung in das öffentliche Recht (Manz Wien); Walter/Mayer, Grundriss des österreichischen Bundesverfassungsrechts; Davies, K., Understanding European Union Law (Routledge London). Grünwald/Hauser: Privates Wirtschaftsrecht (NWV Wien); Kodices des Österreichischen Rechts: Verfassungsrecht, Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetze, jeweils aktuelle Aufl; Fachzeitschriften: EuZW (Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht), ecolex, Juristische Blätter, Österreichische Juristenzeitung, Common Market Law Review.

Mode of delivery


Prerequisites and co-requisites


Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam