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CUSL Courses

Within the CUSL program, the Chair of US American Law offers a diverse selection of 10 to 15 interesting courses per semester. The overall amount of courses however is by far larger as you can see by reading through the list of generally offered CUSL courses. As you click on a specific course's name, more information on the content will appear. If for any reason changes regarding a single course occur,  please see News in the menu for that matter.

The course registrations are to be made via KLIPS, the University's online enrollment system, except when explicitly required through the Chair. In that case information will be provided on the website.

Please note that we might offer additional courses which will count as an FFA but not for CUSL. For more information please consult the list below.


Bitte beachten: im SS 2021 wird der Kurs US Legal Culture nicht angeboten.


Overview of CUSL courses offered

The list you find below is an enumeration of all CUSL courses in alphabetical order. It's purpose is the creation of an informative overview of the courses offered in general. It is neither to be understood as a compulsory choice of courses nor as the current schedule. For detailed information regarding a certain course please click on the course name.



1. US Legal Culture

2. US American Legal Terminology

3. Constitutional Law: State Structure OR Constitutional Law: Individual Rights 

4. US Tort Law OR Contract Law

5. Law of US Federal Evidence OR US Civil Procedure

Order of appearance is not binding.


Business Law

Environmental Law Basics and Comparative Studies

International Environmental Law

Comparative Law

Criminal Law and Procedure

Discussing American Legal Issues

Drafting Contracts

Family Law

Native American Law

Gender and Negotiations

Lawyering Skills

Legal Negotiations

Property Law (SS16: Seminar "Intellectual Property Law & Policy in the US")


Biodiversity Law and European Environmental Law can be counted as an FFA, but NOT for the CUSL-program.