Sports, Culture & Event Management PT
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Event Law

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students are able to classify actions legally and to subsume them under the corresponding legal provisions.
They can legally classify business event types and subordinate them to the relevant legal regulations.
The students are familiar with liability and compensation issues and develop a corresponding sensitivity with regard to the legal effects of their actions.
Students are able to interpret corporate legal norms and to analyze and interpret them legally on the basis of legal examples.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

The course deals with the legal basis with regard to civil and criminal law issues with special consideration of the problems relevant to event law.
The different fields of law and their relations to each other, the demarcation between public and private law and the definition of legal concepts form the basis for legal relations.
Introduction to general contract law as well as the legal capacity of natural and legal persons are taken into account.
Legal issues are of particular importance due to the comprehensive legal relevance as well as legal consequences in the event business. General contract and company law, the legal capacity of natural and legal persons to act, as well as provisions relating to nature conservation, the protection of minors, labor law, building regulations and other legal areas relevant to events are playing an increasingly important role in event management, in particular due to the extensive regulations relating to liability and damages.

recommended or required reading

Vögl, Klaus Christian (2012): Praxishandbuch Veranstaltungsrecht. Lexis Nexis
Barta, H.: Zivilrecht. Einführung und Grundriss. (online).
Bydlinski, P.(2010): Bürgerliches Recht I Allgemeiner Teil, Wien.
Rechtsinformationssystem des Bundes (RIS)

assessment methods and criteria

written exam

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work, presentations

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