The Faculty is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jörg Schnitzler as Honorary Professor for social law.
Faculty of Law
2nd Second Virtual Expert Conference on Species Protection Law a Great Success!
On Friday, 16 December 2022, the Second Virtual Expert Conference on Species Protection Law took place. The conference, which was organised by the WWF Germany and the Research Centre for Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Law, directed by Prof. Dr. Sönke Gerhold, was very well received by experts in the field and fully lived up to the expectations of the 359 participants.
Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2022
On 24 November, this year's Doctoral Awards Ceremony of the Faculty of Law took place at Bremen Town Hall, in the impressive Fireplace Room. Following a welcoming address of Staatsrat Bernd Tschöpe at the Senator's for Justice and Constitution and a ceremonial address of the Vice Dean of the Faculty Prof. Claudio Franzius, the doctoral degree certificates were handed out to the seven doctoral graduates present.
International Academy of Comparative Law: General Report on the Liability of Credit Rating Agencies
The XXIth World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law was held in Asunción, Paraguay, from October 23 to 28, 2022. Patrick C. Leyens has been appointed general rapporteur of the XXVIth section on „The Liability of Credit Rating Agencies".
Poem alternatives for Germany, interdisciplinary project “One university, one book”
In the winter semester, an interdisciplinary course is offered in this context as part of General Studies (supplementary studies, studium generale). The course with the number 10-GS-2-05 can be found (in Stud.IP of course and) in the university-wide supplementary studies / studium generale / language and literature studies and in the general studies offered by Faculty 10 (module: studium generale).
Graduation ceremony and summer party 2022
On 15 July, the graduates of the First Law Examination of August 2021 and February 2022 were presented with their diplomas at a formal graduation ceremony. The subsequent reception was followed by this year's summer party, which took place on the same day for the first time. With free beer and live music, the Faculty came together to celebrate the occasion. We would like to thank all those who helped to organise the event and are already looking forward to next year. We wish our graduates all the best and much success on their way!
On the bike to Worpswede
The destination of this year's excursion of the Research Centre for European Environmental Law (FEU) was the Artists' Colony at Worpswede.
While the bike ride took place in pouring rain, bright sunshine compensated the team around Professor Franzius at Worpswede. All participants enjoyed the off-campus exchange.
Theodor Körner Award (Stefan Heiss)
Stefan Heiss has received the Theodor Körner Award for his dissertation project. The Theodor Körner Fund supports rising scientists from a wide range of disciplines. Laureates have already done excellent work in their fields and further innovative work can be expected. The prize was presented by the Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen (on the right in the picture). Stefan Heiss's project was the only work in the field of law to receive an award.
Successful participation of the Faculty in the Justus-Liebig Moot Court
For the first time, the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen took part in the Justus-Liebig Moot Court this year. The competition, which was jointly organised for the eleventh time by the Lawyers' Association Frankfurt and the Chair of Prof. Dr. Martin Gutzeit of the Universitý of Gießen, has taken place every year since 2011 in the form of simulated civil proceedings before a German court.
Annual Conference of the Association for Infrastructure Law (VIR) on 8 September 2022
The Conference deals with legal and practical questions regarding the conversion to zero-emission mobility in public transport and motorised individual transport. It is aimed at practitioners as well as scientists in the fields of transport and climate protection and will take place at the Haus der Bürgerschaft in Bremen.
Guest researchers from Tanzania at the Faculty of Law
The Dean and Prof. Dr. Benedikt Buchner (IGMR) welcome guests from Tanzania. Prof. Dr. Alex Makulilo from the Open University of Tanzania and his colleagues Dr. Rindstone Ezekiel und Dr. Doreen Mwmalangala visit the University Bremen for an Institute meeting at the Faculty of Law.
Seminar on Maritime Law
On 16 and 17 June 2022 the Seminar on Maritime Law: Artificial Intelligence and Digitalisation took place at the law firm Dr. Schackow & Partner at Domshof. Students presented their seminar papers on legal questions of international maritime law with regard to autonomous shipping. The challenges posed by this technology were discussed with experts from industry and the Federal Administration.
Yufe Law Conference in Rijeka
Professors Pia Lange and Lars Viellechner from Bremen University at the opening panel of the YUFE Law Conference on Sustainability as a Legal Principle in Rijeka - more to follow!
Seminar on Spiekeroog
From 7 to 10 June 2022 the Research Centre for European Environmental Law and international law firm McDermott Will & Emery organised a seminar on „Environmental law and Public Economic Law“ at the isle of Spiekeroog.
NFDI4Health Task Force COVID-19 Symposium
On 13 June 2022, the NFDI4Health Task Force COVID-19 hosts a symposium in Bremen. The Institute of Information, Medical and Health Law of the Faculty of Law participates in this event where experiences and findings of the Task Force COVID-19 are to be presented.
YUFE Law Conference Proceedings on SSRN
The papers of the first YUFE Law Conference 2021, which was hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen, are now available on SSRN. European legal experts of the YUFE Universities addressed the issue of informed consent as a basis of the legal system in different areas of the law. All Conference papers will be permanently available on SSRN in order to support interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Vis Moot Team of the Faculty of Law receives “Honorable Mention” for Memorandum of Claimant
The Vis Moot team 2021/22 of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen received an “Honorable Mention” for the “Best Written Memorandum for Claimant” at the 19th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis East Moot). The 19th Vis East Moot took place virtually in Hong Kong. Together in the two sister student competitions Vis East Moot in Hong Kong and Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, teams from over 400 law schools from all continents compete against each other. A “Honorable Mention” is awarded to the best 28 Memoranda for Claimant that are submitted to the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong.