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Legal Systems Class: Quiz 1 from 1997
LEGAL EDUCATION IN GERMANY
THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN GERMANY
Note: Guest Lecture
Not only should we consider legal education per se, but in addition it is interesting to note the
various steps a student must go through to get to university.
What is the difference between Gymnasium, Realschule and Gesamtschule? Is the system of
education more rigorous than that in the United States ? Is it crueler ?
What are law schools like in Germany? What is the class size? Do German professors use the Socratic
approach or the case method?
What is the first state examination and how does it differ from the second state examination ?
Why do German courts insist on a period of practical training before a German attorney is admitted
to practice law ? What exactly does a "Referendar" do during his/her period of practical training?
What are some criticisms of German legal education ? Why is there such a high rate of attrition among
students studying law ?
What do we mean by the term "professional judge" ? How does the process of selecting judges in
Germany differ from that in the United States ?
As a general interest point, the class should consider funding of university education in Europe. What
is a "stipendium" in Germany? How does the grant system in England work? Would it be true to say
that the European student does not have to worry about finances as much as an American student ? Enhancement
Comparative Legal Traditions, pp. 122- 150 (on reserve)
"German Appellate Judges" in Judicature, Volume 67, #1 pp. 17- 27
Federal Republic of Germany: Questions and Answers pp. 83- 100 Web Sites
German Legal Education
Story of a Lawyer in Germany during the 1930's
Education of Lawyers in Germany via Inst. of European Law
Legal Education in Germany: becoming a Lawyer, Judge, and Professor
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Becoming a Lawyer in Germany, Study of Law in Germany for Foreigners
Questions and Answers: The System of Education in Germany
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