Upon enrollment at the TU-Hamburg, every student is covered by legal protection insurance thanks to an insurance policy taken out by the AStA. Legal protection insurance covers certain costs that may arise in a legal dispute. This is usually limited to certain areas of law.
In addition, an initial consultation with a lawyer admitted in Germany is covered (up to 65€).
The insurance includes the following benefits:
1. General administrative legal protection
Limited to the judicial representation of legal interests (i.e. no out-of-court financing). For the representation of legal interests before administrative courts in private, non-traffic law matters.
This also includes lawsuits for a Master's place (capacity lawsuits), but only against the TU-Hamburg: If you want to continue directly with the Master's after your Bachelor's at the TUHH, but are rejected by the TUHH, you can try to sue in 1 procedure for one of the two corresponding Master's courses offered next in time with the legal protection insurance.
2. Legal protection for tenants
For you as a tenant of a housing unit, limited to the judicial representation of legal interests (no out-of-court financing).
3. Legal protection for damages in the private sphere
For the assertion of claims for damages, insofar as these are not also based on a breach of contract or an infringement of an urgent right to land, buildings or parts of buildings.
4. Legal protection against traffic damages
In the traffic sector, for the assertion of claims for damages as the owner of a motor vehicle subject to registration or bearing an insurance license plate on land, if the vehicle is registered to the student(s) or bears an insurance license plate in his/her name.
5. Employment legal protection
For the representation of legal interests as an employee from employment relationships as well as from public-law employment relationships with regard to claims under service and pension law.
Limited to the judicial representation of legal interests (i.e. no out-of-court financing).
Updated: March 2, 2023