Wikibooks:WikiProject OpenRewi - Open Legal Science

Welcome to the WikiProject page of the OpenRewi initiative! Rewi is short for "Rechtswissenschaft", the German word for legal science or legal scholarship. We are an initiative composed mainly of German early-career researchers working in legal academia. Our aim is to produce high-quality open educational resources for students and practitioners of law. With the public international law project, we are currently undergoing a process of internationalisation. Our guidelines and descriptions of various ongoing projects can be found on our website. Questions may be directed at



In the box below you will find an overview of our textbooks and their progress.

Our books are licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0. You may copy, distribute, or modify content from our books in any medium and format. However, you must give us appropriate credit. Also, if you modify our content, the modification must also be licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. You will find more information in our Instructions for Reuse. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Instructions for Authors


The editors have created a new book on Wikibooks and you have been assigned your own page within said book. These instructions contain your responsibilities as an author as well as our guidelines on didactics and formalities. At the end you will find the technical instructions on how to implement all this on Wikibooks. You can find a detailed manual on how to use Wikibooks here.

Responsibilities as an Author


As an author for OpenRewi - Open Legal Science we ask you to follow these rules:

  1. Please respect other people's copyright. Plagiarism is a no-go. We can cite existing textbooks or other sources, but we are not allowed to copy them. If you include materials or parts of materials from your own work at your institution, these should be entirely created by you.
  2. Please follow the guidelines on didactics and formalities below.
  3. When your article is finished, interested readers can change it or comment on it at any time. As long as you are the official author indicated at the beginning of the article, you are also responsible for responding to these changes and comments in a friendly and constructive manner. If the changes or comments are particularly helpful, you should give credit to the author of said changes or comments in a footnote.

First Steps: Creating Your Own Account


Before you start writing your book chapter, you should:

  1. Create an account. You can find information on how to create a Wikibooks account and on why it is useful here.
  2. Activate e-mail notifications for changes on your page. To activate e-mail notifications, you can click on "Preferences" at the top right of the Wikibooks page and check the boxes "E-mail me when a page on my watchlist is changed" and "E-mail me also for minor edits of pages". You can add a page to your watchlist by clicking on the little star at the top of the page or by pressing alt-shift-w.

Guides for Authors


Below, you will find our instructions for authors. We ask that you follow these guidelines. This way all OpenRewi books will have a consistent appearance.

Instructions for Editors


Active Editors

Editor Textbook
Max Milas Public International Law
Sué González Hauck Public International Law
Raffaela Kunz Public International Law