Comparative Constitutional Law – credit requirements (CCL LL.M.)
Students studying for an LL.M. degree in Comparative Constitutional Law shall obtain 24 Legal Studies course credits and write a short thesis, or shall obtain 21 Legal Studies credits and write a long thesis.
The course credits shall be obtained according to the following rules:
Mandatory courses (0 credits)
- Introduction to Public International Law / Charlotte Steinorth (Pre-session, 0 credit)
- Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law / Renáta Uitz (Pre-session, 0 credits)
- Academic Legal Writing and Research / Sejal Parmar, Charlotte Steinorth or Matthias Möschel (Fall term, 0 credit)
- Computer-based Legal Research / S.J.D. Candidate (Fall term, 0 credit)
- Development of Legal Systems: Historical Context / Vladimir Petrovic (Fall term, 0 credit)
- Thesis Writing Course / CAW Instructor (Winter term, 0 credit)
Restricted elective courses (mandatory credits)
Advanced introduction to comparative constitutional law and methods (3 credits must be obtained out of 6)
- Constitutions at Work: Comparative Perspectives / Renáta Uitz (Fall term, 3 credits)*
- Elements of Comparative Constitutional Law / Mathias Möschel (Fall term, 3 credits)*
*BOTH courses are open to a maximum of 8 CCL students.
Rights-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 7)
- Freedom of Expression: Comparative Law Perspectives / Sejal Parmar (Fall term, 2 credits)
- Political Rights in Comparative Perspective / Daniel Smilov (Winter term, 1 credit)
- Comparative Equality / Michel Rosenfeld (Spring term, 1 credit)
- Comparative Freedom of Religion / Cole Durham, Brett Scharffs (Spring term, 2 credits)
- Freedom of Religion – Advanced / Cole Durham (Spring term, 1 credit)
Government-related courses (5 credits must be obtained out of 8)
- Rule of Law in Public Administration: The German Approach / Alexander Blankenagel (Fall term, 1 credit)
- French Constitutional Law and its Influence Abroad / Mathias Möschel (Fall-Winter term, 2 credits)
- Constitution-Building in Africa / Markus Böckenförde, Gedion Hessebon (Winter term, 1 credit)
- Comparative Federalism / Robert Schütze (Spring term, 1 credit)
- Constitutionalism and Rights in South and South East Asia / Arun Thiruvengadam (Spring term, 1 credit)
- Decline of Constitutionalism / András Sajó (Spring term, 1 credit)
- Non-Democratic Constitutionalism / David Landau (Spring term, 1 credit)
Students are advised to consult their thesis supervisor when selecting restricted elective courses.
Students in the Clinical Specialization shall see further requirements.