On 18 January 2024, the 9th Moot Court of the Federal Labour Court took place in Erfurt. 29 student teams of 15 German universities competed against each other, among them three teams of the University Bremen supervised by Professor Dr. Sebastian Kolbe and Klintis Gakovi.
Faculty of Law
Research assistants take a stand against right-wing extremism
Research assistants of the Faculty of Law joined the protest "Loud Against the Right" on 21 January 2024 in Bremen to take a stand for democratic coexistence. We faculty members take a clear stance against anti-constitutional right-wing extremism. For us, the rule of law, human dignity and democracy are inviolable rights and their disregard cannot be tolerated. As legal scholars we are particularly aware that the condonement of right-wing policy may easily lead to the formation of autocratic elements. Therefore we stand up: for coexistence instead of confrontation, for equal rights instead of discrimination, for tolerance instead of exclusion, for more love instead of hate.
Gerd Winter in Seoul
On 29 November, the South Korean Justice Research and Training Center (JRTC) in Seoul organised a conference on two “paradigm shifts” for the legal order, i.e. artificial intelligence and climate change. In the session on “The Climate Change Crisis and Judicial Response”, Professor Gerd Winter of the Research Centre for European Environmental Law (FEU) delivered the key note speech on “Fundamental Rights to Climate Protection”.
Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2023
On 23 November 2023, the annual doctoral awards ceremony of the Faculty of Law took place in the Kaminsaal of Bremen Town Hall. Following a speech of the Dean Prof. Dr. Gralf-Peter Calliess and a welcoming address of Staatsrat Bernd Tschöpe, the certificates were presented to the doctoral graduates present at the ceremony.
Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching awarded to Prof. Dr. Lars Viellechner
On 29 November 2023, Prof. Dr. Lars Viellechner was awarded the Berninghausen Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The prize donated by the Berninghausen family has been annually awarded by the University of Bremen and the Association "unifreunde - Freunde der Universität Bremen und der Constructor University" since 1991 to honour special achievements in university teaching.
Conference "Economic Law and Political Economy"
On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Christian Joerges (Emeritus Professor Hertie School Berlin and Emeritus Professor Bremen), on 11 November 2023, the Conference "Economic Law and Political Economy" took place as a discussion of methods, disciplines, history and outlook with regard to the (supposedly) new research approach “law and political economy” (LPE) which has been known in the USA for some time.
VIR Annual Conference 2023
This year's Annual Conference of the Association for Infrastructure Law (VIR) took place on 16 November 2023. Almost 100 participants gathered in the Bremen "Fly Deck" above the roofs of the city to discuss the topic "Rechtsschutz in Zeiten der Beschleunigungsgesetzgebung".
The Faculty welcomes Prof. Dr. Julia Geneuss
Prof. Dr. Geneuss has been appointed as Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, International and European Criminal Law, Criminal Information Law and Comparative Law at the University of Bremen. A specific focus of her research lies on the prosecution of crimes under international law on the domestic level, in particular in Germany, as well as criminal information law.
7th Bremen Conference on Maritime Law
On 26 and 27 October, the Research Association for Maritime Law organised the 7th Bremen Conference on Maritime Law. Representatives from science, industry and administration discussed the topics autonomous shipping and resilience of maritime critical infrastructures with about 50 participants. As a result of the conference, regulatory demands on the legislator were defined with regard to both topics. A conference report will be published in the journal Transportrecht.
Introduction of an Integrated Bachelor Degree Programme within the Framework of the State Examination: Successful Expert Visit at the Faculty!
In accordance with the principle of "one examination regulation, two degrees", the Faculty of Law is planning to introduce an integrated Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree programme as part of the law study programme with the First Law Examination (state examination) as of the winter semester 2024/25.