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Teaching and education

Til toppen Teaching at the Faculty of Law and in CEVIA

The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen educates graduates for a broad and versatile labour market within the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally. The teaching at the Faculty is research-based and CEVIA’s researchers take on an extensive role in teaching at the law programme, exposing the students to the newest research results of the relevant legal subject. 

CEVIA’s researchers contribute to the education in law at both bachelor’s and master’s level. For example, CEVIA’s researchers teach and manage the first year courses ‘tort and contract law’ and ‘law of obligations’, both of which are related to CEVIAs basic research theme on liability. Moreover, several of the elective courses at the bachelor level and several courses at the master level are directly based on or linked to collective research projects in CEVIA. Examples include the following courses:  

In addition, at the master’s level,  CEVIA’s researchers contribute extensively to various private and public law courses, related to research in CEVIA, for instance in the areas of   ‘public procurement law” ‘construction law’, ‘martime law and ‘law of the sea’ , ‘international investment law’ ‘civil procedural law’ and ‘insolvency law.’

Furthermore, CEVIA’s researchers contribute to the new master programme (MSc in Social Science).

Til toppen Principles for the teaching of CEVIA-courses

In Center for Enterprise Liability (CEVIA) we conduct research on the interplay between private and public law and perspectives in relation to enterprise liability. The teaching performed by the members of CEVIA connects to these research activities. Some courses taught by CEVIA-members or for which a CEVIA-member is responsible (CEVIA-courses) are based directly on defined interdisciplinary research projects. Others draw on recent results from one or more other research areas (if convenient, see https://jura.ku.dk/virksomhedsansvar/english/research/).

The connection between teaching and research activity in CEVIA-courses is established in different ways, for instance through:

a. Research material or research results being used as part of the curriculum for the course

b. Cases, other teaching materials or student activities being based on current research processes or research results

c. Teaching being planned and supervised or fully or partly carried through by CEVIA-researchers

The teaching of CEVIA-courses is problem-based and involves student activities and student integration achieved for instance through case based preparation, student presentations and continuous dialog and mutual evaluation between teachers and students by use of the existing teaching platform (Absalon).     

The catalogue of courses offered by CEVIA members, the management and the continuing development of courses and teaching methods is discussed at meetings in CEVIA each semester.

Til toppen Supervision

CEVIA’s researchers supervise at bachelor level as well as at the master level, contributing with substantial as well as methodological supervision. Moreover, several of CEVIA’s researchers are involved in supervising PhD students.

Til toppen CEVIA Academy

Under the framework of the CEVIA Academy, CEVIA reaches out to external partners, practitioners and civil society in the broader sense. In addition to international conferences, the CEVIA Academy covers for example activities, such as CEVIA Theme Days, which are typically 3-hour mini-conferences for practitioners on specific legal topics. Another key activity of the CEVIA Academy is the annual PhD course on public-private perspectives of legal research. The PhD courses are announced at Jurforsk (www.jurforsk.dk)

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