Berliner Seminar Recht im Kontext

The Berliner Seminar Recht im Kontext provides a forum for testing new inquiries and approaches within a select group of interested scholars. German and international guests present their work at its regularly scheduled, monthly evening sessions. These lectures spawn intensive discussions, which are followed by a reception offering a chance for informal conversation.

Scholars of various disciplines with established interests in context-sensitive legal research are personally invited to take part in the sessions of the Berlin Seminar of Recht im Kontext. We also regularly invite practitioners interested in the scholarly encounter of law and its contexts - including attorneys, journalists and public administrators - to join us.

In the current academic year, the Berliner Seminare raise the question of a new concept of person in a multidisciplinary way:

  • 2021-2022 "Legal Personhood: Animals, Robots, Corporations" Read more

In the last academic year, the Berliner Seminare were devoted to the question of the impact on law of crisis developments such as the Covid 19 pandemic or long-term developments such as environmental degradation and climate change:

  • 2020-2021 "Insecurity of the Law"  Read more

From 2017 to 2020, the Berliner Seminar focused on the digitization of law:

  • 2019-2020:  "Algorithms: Tranforming Law"  Read more
  • 2018-2019: "Law and digital networks"
  • 2017-2018: "Law and Digitalization"

Previous topics:

  • 2016-2017 "Organization and Responsibility"
  • 2015-2016  "Courts and their Equivalents"

Speakers of the Berliner Seminar Recht im Kontext since 2010

Robert Alexy /Marc AmstutzMarietta Auer / Özlem Bedre-DefolieWolf H. von BernuthDirk Baecker / Omri Ben-Shahar / Judith Beyer / Nehal Bhuta / Julie Billaud / Armin von Bogdandy / Gralf-Peter Calliess / Ryan CaloAlejandro Chehtman / Barbara Dauner-LiebNicole Deitelhoff / Petra Dobner / Julia Eckert / Horst Eidenmüller / Martin EifertAndreas Engert / Armin Engländer / Wolfgang Ernst / Marie-Claire Foblets / Günter Frankenberg / Martin Fries / Gerd GigerenzerMichael GrünbergerDieter Grimm / Valentin GroebnerLudger Heidbrink / Tobias HerbstMireille Hildebrandt / Eric Hilgendorf Stefanie Hiß / Thorsten Hüller / Tatjana Hörnle / Anne Jacquement -GauchéChan-Jo JunWolfgang Kaleck / Korbinian KantenweinAlexandra Kemmerer / Eva-Maria Kieninger / Anika KlafkiMarkus Krajewski / Mordechai Kremnitzer / Thilo Kuntz / Bernd LadwigFulco Lanchester / John H. Langbein / Ulrike LembkeSusanne Lepsius / Hanna Lerner / Marcus Llanque / Martin Loughlin / Nicola LupoMatthias Lutz-Bachmann / Daniel Markovits / Naoko Matsumoto / Christopher McCrudden / Catrin MisselhornCarsten MomsenLinda Mulcahy / Peter Niesen / Anne Peters / Niels Petersen / Dietmar von der PfordtenUlrich K. Preuß / Timo RademacherMorten Rasmussen / Thomas Rönnau /  Wojciech Sadurski / Jan-Erik Schirmer / Dominique Schnapper / Heike Schweitzer / Catherine M. Sharkey / Dieter Simon / Rudolf StichwehAlec Stone Sweet / Cass R. SunsteinMariarosaria TaddeoSilvia Tellenbach / Jan ThiessenAlexander TischbirekAntoine Vauchez / Thomas Vesting / David von MayenburgStefan Vogenauer / Rainer Wahl / Gerhard Wagner / Richard H. Weisberg / Thomas Weitin / Adam WinklerChristine Windbichler / Thomas WischmeyerTeng-Chieh Yang / Herbert ZechJohannes Zöttl / Peer Zumbansen