Länderbericht Polen 213Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas von Danwitz, judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union, opening the series of lectures entitled “Warsaw German Law School”

General - Conceptual orientation

Since 2009 the IRZ's bilateral commitment has taken place exclusively in the framework of the series of lectures on German and European law at the Universities of Poznan and Warsaw. It appears expedient to continue these activities, and not only with a view to creating an awareness of German law among young lawyers. The law schools also make an important contribution by establishing lasting contacts with young Germanspeaking Polish lawyers. The series of lectures in Warsaw on German and European civil and commercial law is an integrative element of the curriculum of the Faculty of Administration and Law of the University of Warsaw. It continues to enjoy considerable repute and acknowledgement from the professional associations of Polish lawyers because of the high level of expertise maintained in the lectures and of the strict achievement tests to which participants must submit. German industry also assigns to the project considerable significance for young Polish lawyers. The series of lectures of 2013, which was formally opened by the keynote lecture by Professor Thomas von Danwitz on the topic of "The protection of fundamental rights in the case-law of the European Court of Justice since the entry into force of the Charter of Fundamental Rights", was attended by 32 individuals as regular students.

Foci of activity in 2013

Basic and further training

  • 10th series of lectures on German and European civil and commercial law at the University of Poznan, in cooperation with the University of Frankfurt/Oder ("Studies on German Law")
  • 17th series of lectures on German and European civil and commercial law at the University of Warsaw, in cooperation with the University of Bonn ("Warsaw German Law School")

Outlook

From 2014, the IRZ will only be committed in the context of the series of lectures on German law at the University of Warsaw.