Monthly for German Law

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Monthly for German Law

description German trade journal
Area of ​​Expertise civil right
publishing company Publishing house Dr. Otto Schmidt
First edition April 1947
Frequency of publication twice a month
Web link
ISSN (print)

The monthly for German law (MDR) is a legal journal for the German civil law practice from the publishing house Dr. Otto Schmidt . The MDR is aimed primarily at lawyers and judges and has been published twice a month since April 1947 (on the 5th and 20th of each month). The editions of the journal contain current articles and decisions from the central areas of civil law .


The essays address practical problems from legislation and case law and offer the necessary solutions for daily work with tips, information and design suggestions. The specialty of the jurisprudence part lies in the preparation of the decisions , which are shortened to the central core, while the full texts of the respective decision can be accessed online via MDR. The report section provides short messages with information about current developments in case law and legislation. The last page of each issue is devoted to a cartoon for entertainment .

The main focuses of the MDR are the following areas of law : contract law , tenancy and residential property law, real estate law , construction law , neighboring law , motor vehicle and traffic law , liability law , insurance law , family law , inheritance law , labor law , commercial law , company law , banking and loan security law, competition law , Procedural law , enforcement law , insolvency law , fee law, professional law .

Online availability

The contents of the monthly for German law are only available online from 1981 onwards:

  • The Otto Schmidt publishing house offers the paid module MDR online . In addition to other content, it also includes the monthly for German law
  • The contents of the monthly for German law since 1981 can also be accessed via the juris portal , because juris GmbH maintains a cooperation with the Otto Schmidt publishing house . Here, too, access is chargeable

editorial staff

The editorial office is based in Cologne and currently consists of Arabella Schreiber (editor in charge), Annette Hesse-Edenfeld (editor), Birgit Schumann ( production ) and Erika Cieply (assistant).

How to quote

Individual articles are referred to by stating the author or court , the abbreviation "MDR", the year and the page (examples: Timme, MDR 2012, 111 or BGH , MDR 2013, 222).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Further details are given on the side of publishing ( Memento of the original dated June 6, 2016 Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link is automatically inserted and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (last accessed June 6, 2016). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Further information can be found on the juris homepage (last accessed on June 6, 2016).