Criminal Law, Evidence, Legal Education, Mental State, Miscarriages of Justice, Murder, Police and Prosecutors

Review of “The Judge and His Victim” on Miscarriages of Justice in Germany

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

Discrimination Law, Legal Education

Discrimination Against Women and Minorities in German Bar Exams?

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?

Comparative Law, Legal Education, Self-Promotion, Uncategorized

My Comparison of German and American Legal Education Published in FAZ-Einspruch

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