[UPDATE: German press agencies are annoyingly coy about identifying convicted criminals -- sometimes they don't name them at all, sometimes only first name and last initial, sometimes full name. I did a bit more searching using name variants and found that our friend Mathias G. Schröder was sentenced in August 2018 (g) to 18 months… Continue reading The Mysterious, Menacing “Dr.” Mathias Schröder
Why, I've often asked myself on this blog and elsewhere, do German journalists travel the globe looking for miscarriages of justice both real and imagined, without giving a thought to simply visiting the nearest jail or court and seeing if there are any just around the corner? After all, Germans are more familiar with their… Continue reading Review of “The Judge and His Victim” on Miscarriages of Justice in Germany
Forgive the sparse posting; I've been a bit busy lately. But I finally got a chance to look at what is probably the most ambitious study of discrimination in German legal education ever conducted. I'll lay out the findings, then add a few comments from my own perspective. The study was carried out by Andreas… Continue reading Discrimination Against Women and Minorities in German Bar Exams?
The section for legal commentary of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) just published (in German) a few of my unscientific observations on the differences between German and American legal education. Summary version in English, just for fun: America: Law schools in the USA are rich from alumni donations, land grants, and tuition fees. The facilities… Continue reading My Comparison of German and American Legal Education Published in FAZ-Einspruch