Translation “Perspectives of Legal Sholarship in Germany” available online now

The German Council of Science and Humanities and the programme Rechtskulturen, an initiative of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanced Study and its project Recht im Kontext at the Forum Transregionale Studien, are pleased to present the

Perspectives of Legal Scholarship in Germany. Current Situation, Analyses, Recommendations

to you. The Council, a major science policy advisory body that reports to the federal and state governments on the structure and development of higher education and research, adopted the German original paper on the occasion of its fall sessions in November 2012.

The recommendations are preceded by empirical and quantitative descriptions that provide information on the current situation of legal study and research in Germany. The report is led by the idea that structural changes in the law present challenges to the subject matter and current structure of legal research and study. In order to actively engage with these challenges, the report considers it necessary to strengthen legal scholarship in Germany with regard to both, research and teaching. In particular, this entails strengthening the foundational subjects, intensifying exchanges within and outside the discipline and opening up legal scholarship towards a more internationalised and diversified way of studying and researching ...

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