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There are many different events and activities on our house, especially during the semesters. Besides cosy evenings around the fireplace in winter, or barbecues with classmates, friends from home and other guests in summer, we have a few regular events on a weekly basis. Please refer to the semester schedule (Semesterprogramm) for more information on those events and the larger festivities.
Members and guests are invited to spend a weekend with us on our so-called Kneipe, twice a semester. We start Friday evenings with a speech, or a presentation on different topics. The participants, from all over Germany, arrive at different times of the evening. On Saturday, the majority takes a walk to the nearby Schwärzlocher Hof (a restaurant and beer garden), a wine tavern, or other places. In summer, we take our punting boat out on the Neckar. The exchange between us, young and old, is at the core of our festivities.
Balls have, unfortunately, become a rather seldom happening nowadays. However, we believe it’s a great way, for both young and old, to have fun. So, we decided to preserve this practice and make sure it does not go lost. Once a year, in winter and sometimes in summer, we host a big ball at our house. Everybody is invited and guests are welcome to announce their appearance. The balls we’ve had so far have had great resonance with lots of dancing, great food and interesting conversation till the early hours of the morning. Besides the welcome change in attire, balls are a great way to learn and practise decorum that may be needed in one’s future professional circles. Check out the photos of our past balls in our gallery!
Around 2009, one of our members put some thought into continued education for lawyers in Germany. After numerous phone calls, discussions and lots of effort, the first Österberg seminar was held in the Winter Semester of 2009. It is a single-day advanced training with high-profiled speakers and participants. The attendance includes professors, (former) judges, members of other corporations and interested guests, mostly with a juridical background. The founder of this initiative travels all the way from the United States (where he presently works) to attend the seminars, every year.
We organise an orientation-weekend, every year, for new and prospective students at the University of Tübingen. If you’ve just finished school, or are still in the process, you’re not sure what to expect from university-life. This is where we come in: to inform you about studying in general, our own degree programmes and the student-life around it all. Our aim is to shed light on the notion of academic aspiration and answer as many queries as possible relative to the various academic degrees and courses of interest.