Research & Classes by the Institute for Agricultural Law

Research and teaching are equivalent at the Institute for Agricultural Law, which makes an important contribution to the maintenance and development of German, European and international agricultural law. In its development plan for the years 2011-2017, the Faculty of Law has emphasized the extension of the research focus to "Legal consequences of the change of economic and social structure for rural areas". Based on this, agricultural law as a subarea could be integrated into the new “Schwerpunktbereich” 9: "Governance, regulation, administration". Thus, in Göttingen, since the end of the 1970s, agricultural law has again become an ordinary subject at a faculty of law at a German university. This includes the courses "Agricultural Law" and "Agricultural and Environmental Law" as well as a "Seminar on Agricultural Law". This integration of agricultural law to the faculty is to be strengthened in the current development plan. Since summer term 2014, the events on agricultural law have also been opened to law students. In winter term 2015/2016, 158 students attended the lecture Agricultural law. In the summer term 2016, 325 students from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences participated in the event Agricultural and Environmental Law. The agricultural law seminar is regularly fully booked.