Welcome to the Department for Legal and Constitutional History

The Department for Legal and Constitutional History is part of the Law Faculty at the University of Vienna. It has a long and successful history that dates back more than 150 years. The Departments roots can be traced back to 1851, when George Philipps was appointed as professor of History of the German Empire and German Law. Since 1951, a variety of reforms have taken place, reshaping both the Department and the curriculum of legal studies at the University of Vienna.

Today, the Department aims to further modernize the History of Law as a subject, and to introduce new generations of law students to Legal and Constitutional History.

For further information on the Department’s history, please access the following link.

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Gastforscher aus Chile im Juni und Juli am Institut

Der em. Professor Dr. Bernardino Bravo Lira der Universidad de Chile hält sich zum Zweck von Forschungen über "Entstehung und Zerfall der Nationalstaaten nach Zusammenbruch der Ibero-Amerikanischen Monarchie bzw. der Habsburgermonarchie" am Institut auf.

Neu Erschienen:Die Wiener Stadtbücher 1395–1430

Teil 5: 1418–1421

Gerhard Jaritz / Christian Neschwara

2018, Böhlau Wien
ISBN: 978-3-205-20443-5
464 Seiten

Staatsanwaltschaften und andere Einrichtungen zur Vertretung öffentlicher Interessen

Gerald Kohl / Ilse Reiter-Zatloukal

2018, Verlag Österreich
ISBN: 978-3-7046-7956-7
505 Seiten