Guest Lectures

For our guest lecture series, we regularly invite renowned researchers from Germany and abroad to present their research and discuss its legal policy implications with us. We seek to feature lectures from the research areas represented by all three of the Institute’s departments, with a spectrum of topics ranging from criminal law theory, con­sti­tu­tion­al law, and security to philosophy of law and criminology. The lecture series focuses primarily on topics that are closely related to the Institute’s projects – spanning both empirical and theoretical research.

To enable as many people as possible to participate as audience members, the events typically take place in the afternoon or evening (at the moment exclusively in virtual form, due to the current pandemic situation). Wherever possible, lectures are recorded and made available in video podcast format on this page.

Linnea Wegerstad (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Lund University / Sweden): “Sex Must be Voluntary” – Sexual Communication and the New Definition of Rape in Sweden

Guest lecture on March 31, 2021 via Zoom   |   iCal download   |   Abstract


Prof. Shaul Shalvi (Amsterdam School of Economics): Collaborative Dishonesty – A Meta-Study

Guest lecture on April 12, 2021 via Zoom   |   iCal download   |   Abstract

Past Guest Lectures


Dr. Tom Langerhans (judge, Berlin): Das strafrechtliche Doppeleheverbot – § 172 StGB im Spannungs­verhält­nis von Kultur und Strafrecht

Guest lecture on January 27, 2021 via Zoom   |   Abstract    |   Video


Dr. Leonard Hoeft (Research Fellow, MPI for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn): Experimental Jurisprudence? The Internal Point of View in the Laboratory

Guest lecture on November 25, 2020 via Zoom   |   Presentation


Prof. em. Dr. Klaus F. Röhl (Emeritus des Lehrstuhls für Rechtssoziologie und Rechtsphilosophie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum): Ge­gen­be­grif­fe, Di­cho­to­mi­en und Al­ter­na­ti­ven in der Ju­rispru­denz

Guest lecture on January, 22, 2020   |   Venue: University of Freiburg   |   Abstract


Prof. Dr. Alec D. Wa­len (Rut­gers School of Arts and Sciences, Pro­fes­sor für Recht, Phi­lo­so­phie und Straf­rechts­pfle­ge): The Me­cha­nics of Claims and Per­mis­si­ble Kil­ling in War

Guest lecture on November, 27, 2019   |   Abstract   |   Video