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Maastricht Law Talk, named after the beautiful city of Maastricht which is famous for its '92 Treaty on European Union, offers talks about comparative law in a European context, such as legal history and the foundations of the respective national legal systems.

Maastricht Law Talk, named after the beautiful city of Maastricht which is famous for its '92 Treaty on European Union, offers talks about comparative law in a European context, such as legal history and the foundations of the respective national legal systems.
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Maastricht Law Talk, named after the beautiful city of Maastricht which is famous for its '92 Treaty on European Union, offers talks about comparative law in a European context, such as legal history and the foundations of the respective national legal systems.

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English


Episodes

#11.2 Property Law, Pt. 2

5/17/2018
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We are back with the second part of our property law episode. This time, my guest of the first part - Bram Akkermans - joined me to interview a true expert of property law. Dr. Jill Robbie is a Lecturer in Private Law at Glasgow University. She did her PhD on Water Rights and was at the moment of recording in Louisiana, helping to research a better property rights system. Did you know that water is seen as a "public thing" over there? Find out what this means in this month's episode. Long...

Duration:00:23:48

#11 Property Law, Pt. 1

4/26/2018
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This is part 1 of this episode. Part 2 will be released on 17th May 2018. After months of absence from the area of private law, we finally managed to record another episode on it. In this episode, Bram Akkermans and I talk about property law. We pick up from where we left off in #1 What is Law?: Are animals really objects of property and if so, why? From land to movables: we cover it (almost) all. Bram Akkermans is Associate Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University and...

Duration:02:28:54

#10 European Union Law

3/14/2018
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Many supranational organisations exist, be it the African Union, the Eurasian Economic Union, or the Association of Caribbean States. In this episode we will focus on just one of them: the European Union. Political parties all over its territory preach euroscepticism, which even resulted in the United Kingdom voting to leave: the infamous Brexit. But what is the European Union, its law, and how did it develop in the first place? In this tenth episode of Maastricht Law Talk, Andrea Ott...

Duration:01:44:15

#9 International Law

2/20/2018
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The United Nations comprises of 193 states, all of which have legal relations with each other. But how are these relationships governed? International law is there to help: It organises, furthers, and reforms these relationships. Who defines what a state is and why is Palestine, among others, not always recognised as one? This 9th episode of Maastricht Law Talk features Marcel Brus. He is a professor of Public International Law at the University of Groningen. He not only coordinates...

Duration:01:31:09

#8 (EU) Citizenship

1/23/2018
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We don't think much about it, but most of us have one: A citizenship. We are being born as Indian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Chinese, or some other nationality. But why do we have citizenships and what rights do they bring with them? Our first guest in 2018 is Dimitry Kochenov. Dimitry holds a professorship in EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen and recently published his new book "EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights" (Cambridge, 2017). He also consults national...

Duration:05:47:12

#7 Access to Justice

8/18/2017
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It might seem so obvious: If someone misbehaves, e.g. by damaging your property, you may start proceedings or seek any other remedy available. All legal systems allow such recourse. But why? Listen to this 7th episode of Maastricht Law Talk to find out! This month's guest is Maurits Barendrecht. He is research director at HiiL and a Professor of Private Law at Tilburg University. After finishing his law degree at Leiden University he started working at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, one of...

Duration:00:36:22

#6 Tort Law

6/21/2017
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There are 7.35 billion people on this planet. We all have to live together and arrange our lives in a way that others can live theirs. But what if something goes wrong? Your friend borrows your phone and it happens: It falls to the ground. Who must compensate your damage? In our sixth episode we dig deeper into the private law. Tort law jumps in where contract law can not help: When you suffer a wrong but the wrongdoer is someone you do not have any legal relationship with. Gijs van Dijck...

Duration:01:17:21

#5 United States Law

5/18/2017
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European lawyers tend to have a hard time with United States Law at first. Too different are "both" systems, it seems. But is the Anglo-American legal order really that different? The fifth main episode of Maastricht Law Talk leaves the European continent for a while: It covers the United States legal system. From a federal judge being able to block the president's executive orders to the harmonisation process of law. Larry Catá Backer is Professor of Law and International Affairs at Penn...

Duration:03:12:52

#4 Contract Law

4/19/2017
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Did you get a coffee this morning or maybe a sandwich for lunch? Whether or not you were aware of it: You have concluded a contract. Thus: Let's talk about contract law! This fourth main episode of Maastricht Law Talk covers the law of contract. Contracts are everywhere: We rent apartments, subscribe to Netflix, and pay the electricity supplier. We also buy coffees, sausage rolls, and drinks. My guest today is Jan Smits, Full Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University (UM)....

Duration:02:05:12

#FACT Scots despise English Law

1/26/2017
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Hi, it's Benedikt again and we are working hard to bring you a new full-feature episode soon. In the meantime however, Bram Akkermans has a fun fact for you: Why English and Scottish lawyers aren't the best colleagues.

Duration:00:01:28

#3 Constitutions

11/30/2016
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#3 Constitutions

Duration:06:17:53