Highlights in Teaching:

On this year’s World Ocean Day, June 8th, a group of students visited the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg with Prof. Dr Nele Matz-Lück. The excursion took place in the course of the lecture Law of the Sea and attracted a large crowd, with 50 people participating. Ms Ritter, from the public relations department, welcomed the group and gave a short presentation on the history of the tribunal. Afterwards, Ms Burke, legal officer to the tribunal, introduced the jurisdiction of ITLOS and presented an overview of the cases decided on so far. The visit was rounded up with a tour and short presentations on cases prepared by the students.

Visiting the ITLOS in Hamburg



Important News - New Regulation Regarding Auxiliary Means in Exams

As of winter semester 18/19, the following new regulation will apply for all exams (midterm exams, exams ‘kleine und große Übungen’, FFA/Erasmus/LL.M. exams as well as oral exams in the specialisation):

Allowed auxiliary means are the legal texts relevant for the respective field of law. They may not contain supplements (such as schemata). Written markings, arrows, exclamation marks and single words are allowed, as long as they constitute merely a reading aid and do not form a system of annotation. Individual references to paragraphs, even those that refer to another legal text, may be included in the legal text.


General Information

Specialisation in Public International Law and European Law

The WSI offers German law students the possibility to specialise in Public International Law and European Law (‘Schwerpunkt 6’ of the curriculum). Over the past decades, these fields of law have continuously gained in importance. Various keywords, such as environmentalism, climate change, trade relations, financial markets, transportation, nuclear weapons, pandemics, migration, refugees, terrorism, organised crime or the internet are representatives of a new global reality. In lectures and seminars, the WSI provides students with intellectual, methodological and legal-practical tools to handle such issues legally in their professional future.

Erasmus and LL.M. students at the CAU Kiel are welcome to attend courses of the German study programme. Since they are generally held in German, participants must have at least proper working knowledge of the language.

For the English programme, please consult the Erasmus/LL.M.  website.

MA ‘International Politics and International Law’

Since the winter semester 2011/2012 the Institute offers, in cooperation with the Political Science Department, the interdisciplinary master programme International Politics and International Law’

This degree programme provides a nexus of Political Science and Law, aimed at teaching students empirical knowledge and theoretical-conceptual analytic skills. With these academic tools at hand, students are encouraged to conduct independent research on problems such as the Europeanisation, internationalisation, and globalisation of Politics and Law. The programme combines a research-oriented specialisation in political science with a deepened analysis of fundamental issues and structures of European and International law.

For application requirements and the course programme, please visit the programme’s website (German only).