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Digital Teaching and Private International Law: Register Now for the Second EAPIL Virtual Seminar!

Digital teaching formats have been in discussion since they became technically possible. Nevertheless, in law and Private International Law, they never became the standard until spring 2020, when Covid-19 led to a general closure of university buildings in many countries. Thus, universities were forced to switch from in-class teaching to digital formats.

As in general teaching Private International Law already is a challenging task, the digital format does not make things easier. Private International Law faces the problem that it is a very abstract field. Therefore, for teachers it is even more paramount than in other fields to revise and ascertain that the content reaches the students in the correct ways and does not get lost in the communication process.

EAPIL takes this finding as an occasion to devote its Second Virtual Seminar to the digital teaching of Private International Law and it challenges in Corona times. The aim of the Seminar is twofold. First, it will discuss and present tools that may help to improve the digital teaching of our discipline, in particular, by making it more “present” and interactive. Second, it will compare problems and approaches from the perspective of both professors/lecturers and students.

The Seminar will be structured into two parts. The first part will focus on the perspective of professors/lecturers and the challenges of teaching Private International Law in digital formats. Speakers will be Morten Midtgaard Fogt (University of Aarhus) and Marion Ho-Dac (Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes). The second part will take the students’ perspective and discuss and present different digital teaching tools. Speakers will include Susanne Lilian Gössl (University of Kiel), María-Asunción Cebrián Salvat, Isabel Lorente Martínez and Javier Carrascosa González (all three University of Murcia).

The Seminar will take place on 27 January 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. (MET) via Zoom.

If you wish to join, please register here by 25 January 2021 at noon. Registered participants will receive the details to join the Seminar on 26 January 2021.

The Seminar’s programme is as follows:

5:00 p.m.
Opening and Introduction
Susanne Gössl

— PART ONE

5:10 p.m.
Digital Teaching of Private International Law – The Danish Perspective
Morten Midtgaard Fogt

5:20 p.m.
Digital Teaching of Private International Law – The French Perspective
Marion Ho-Dac

5:35 p.m.
Discussion

— PART TWO

5:55 p.m.
Digital Teaching of Private International Law – the Students’ Perpective
Susanne Gössl

6:10 p.m.
Experiences with Certain Tools

“Presence” in Digital Teaching of Private International Law
María-Asunción Cebrián Salvat

Tools to Support Digital Teaching of Private International Law
Isabel Lorente Martínez

Good Things from a Bad Time: Open Experiences in Private International Law Digital Teaching
Javier Carrascosa González

6:35 p.m.
Discussion

7 p.m.
Conclusions

For more information, please write an e-mail to Susanne Gössl at sgoessl@law.uni-kiel.de.

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