Workshop Post-Doctoral Funding

This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates at the Faculty of Law who will soon be applying for Post-Doctoral funding. It is an informative workshop on international and national funding opportunities with a particular focus on the relevant funding schemes from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) e.g. Erwin Schrödinger outgoing fellowship, Hertha Firnberg, stand-alone projects etc. and the relevant funding schemes from the European Union e.g. Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowships and the Justice Programme.

The workshop takes place on 12 June from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in SEM 41 (Juridicum).

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Rhetorik-Workshop unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Ulrich Falk (Universität Mannheim)

Gliederung und Inhalt:

  1. Funktion und Begriff der Rhetorik
  2. Historische Grundlagen der Rhetorik
  3. Psychologische Grundlagen der Rhetorik (insbesondere Kognitions-, Entscheidungs- und Sozialpsychologie; Behavioral Law and Economics)
  4. Rechtswissenschaft,  Rechtspraxis und Rhetorik
  5. Klassische Erfahrungsregeln der Rhetorik

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Samstag, 15. Oktober 2016 von 9 bis 16:30 Uhr (vier Einheiten à 90 Minuten mit zwei Kaffeepausen und einer Mittagspause von 12:15 bis 13:15 Uhr) im Seminarraum SEM 41, Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG.


Bitte bis 30. September 2016 per Email an

Workshop "Legal Research, Writing, and Publishing: the Anglo-American Approach"


Aims & Outline:

The aim of this two-day workshop is to provide participants with a short introduction into the methods of legal research, writing, and publishing used in English-speaking law schools and common law jurisdictions. Participants in this course gain a general understanding of the analysis of legal materials, statutory interpretation, and legal research methods and databases. Using their own research topics, students will also practice basic legal writing styles and get insight into obstacles and opportunities involved in peer-reviewed publishing in English-speaking journals. During the workshop, participants will also develop a short written synopsis articulating the key content, purpose, goals, and structure of their doctoral research thesis.

Note: The course will be taught in English.



Day 1: 22 June 2016, 4-7 pm, Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4. OG

Introduction & welcome, sources of law in common law jurisdictions, statutory interpretation, legal research tools and methods, developing a research outline and introduction.

Over the period between the two teaching days, participants are required to prepare a short document summarising selected key points of their doctoral research topic in English.

Day 2: 13 July 2016, 4-7 pm, Hörsaal Rechtswissenschaften Schenkenstraße 8-10, 4. OG

Presentation of research summaries, opportunities and obstacles in legal publishing, tips and style for legal writing.



Doctoral candidates interested in undertaking this course are requested to register their interest by email to by 18 June 2016. If available, please submit the "Exposé" of your thesis (in German) together with your registration.