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November 1 Monday

The Chamber of Secrets vs. Fantastic Beasts: How Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court Regulates the Information Society

  • Monday, November 1, 2021 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
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The conversation between Justice Paulus and Professor Balkin will cover recent developments of the jurisprudence of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court in a comparative perspective and address a wide range of key issues including free speech, data privacy, the right to be forgotten, and internet regulation.



Andreas Paulus holds the Chair of Public and International Law at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Professor Paulus teaches Public Law, International and European Law and Legal Philosophy. In March 2010, he was sworn in as Justice of the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht). In 2003/04, Professor Paulus lectured at the University of Michigan Law School as visiting assistant professor of law. From 1999-2006, he was assistant professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, where he received his doctoral degree (2000) and also concluded his habilitation (2006). He studied law in Göttingen, Geneva, Munich and at Harvard Law School. Paulus has also served as counsel and advisor of the Federal Republic of Germany before the International Court of Justice in the LaGrand case (Germany v. United States) as well as Certain Property case (Liechtenstein v. Germany).

Jack Balkin is Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School. He is the founder and director of Yale's Information Society Project, an interdisciplinary center that studies law and new information technologies. He also directs the Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression and the Knight Law and Media Program at Yale.

 

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