Christian Bumke is a professor of law and holds the Commerzbank Endowed Chair of Foundations of Law at the Bucerius Law School Hamburg. In 1997, he received his doctoral degree and title from the University of Cologne. In 2003, Bumke earned his post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He held research professorships at the University of Osaka in 2007 and 2014.
Dr. Renaud Colson is Associate Professor at the Law & Political Science Faculty of the University of Nantes (France) and Honorary Lecturer at Cardiff University. He holds a Diploma in Legal Studies (Cardiff University), a Master’s degree in legal theory (Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles and Katholieke Universiteit Brussels), a Master’s degree in private law and a PhD in legal history (University of Nantes). He has written on a variety of subjects including comparative law, drug policy and criminology. His last monograph deals with The transformation of criminal justice: A comparison of France and England and Wales (2011). He has since then edited three collections: Les drogues face au droit (Presses universitaires de France, 2015), EU Criminal Justice and the Challenges of Diversity: Legal Cultures in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2016), and European Drug Policies: The Ways of Reform (Routledge, 2017).
Kevin Toh is the Professor of Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Laws, University College London. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, San Francisco State University, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Indiana University in Bloomington. He has also held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Texas School of Law, and University College and the Centre in Ethics and Philosophy of Law at the University of Oxford. Toh is the author of numerous articles in philosophy of law, ethics, and constitutional theory, and is a co-editor of Dimensions of Normativity: New Essays in Metaethics and Jurisprudence (OUP 2019).
Antje du Bois-Pedain is Professor of Criminal Law and Philosophy at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Penal Theory and Penal Ethics at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. She was trained as a lawyer in Germany, received her Dr. iur. from Humboldt University Berlin, and in the U.K. (Magister Juris, University of Oxford). She has been based at the University of Cambridge since 2001. One strand of her work addresses the philosophical foundations of state punishment and their significance for the application of law, and law reform. Here, recent collaborative work includes edited volumes on Criminal Law and the Authority of the State (2017), on Penal Censure: Engagements Within and Beyond Desert Theory (2019) and on Re-reading Beccaria: On the Contemporary Significance of a Penal Classic (forthcoming). Another major strand of her work is in criminal law theory and doctrine, often with a comparative or transnational dimension. Here, she has recently written on participation in crime and on criminal-law causation, and is currently exploring outcome responsibility, as well as conceptions and functions of recklessness and negligence.
2G rules/hybrid session: Please note that 2G rules will apply. In case we cannot ensure social distancing (1.5 m), you will also be required to wear a mask. You may choose to join via Zoom (details are provided below).
Professor Dr. Christoph Engel is an expert in experimental law and economics, behavioural law and economics, and economic law. He is director and scientific member at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Common Goods (since 2003), Professor at the University of Bonn (2003), and Honorary Professor at the University of Osnabrück (2004).
2G rules/hybrid session: 2G rules will apply in the seminar room and during the reception. We will do a hybrid session; i.e. you can also join virtually (Zoom link see below).
Geert Keil is a professor of philosophy at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and acting president of the German Society for Analytical Philosophy (Gesellschaft für analytische Philosophie e.V., GAP). His most recent book on epistemology, Wenn ich mich nicht irre. Ein Versuch über die menschliche Fehlbarkeit [If I am not mistaken. On Human Fallibility], was published by Reclam Verlag (Stuttgart) in 2019. Together with Ralf Poscher, he has edited the volumes Vagueness and Law. Philosophical and Legal Perspectives (Oxford University Press 2016) and Unscharfe Grenzen im Technik- und Umweltrecht [Blurred Boundaries in Technology Law and Environmental Law] (Nomos 2012).
Michael T. Light is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research primarily focuses on crime, punishment, and immigration. His recent work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, the European Sociological Review, Social Forces, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Brian Z. Tamanaha is John S. Lehmann University Professor, Washington University School of Law. A legal theorist and law and society scholar, he is the author of 10 books, which have collectively received 6 awards, including the 2019 IVR Book Prize for best book in legal philosophy for A Realistic Theory of Law (Cambridge 2017). He has delivered named lectures and keynote addresses around the globe and his work has been translated into 12 languages. His latest book is Legal Pluralism Explained: History, Theory, Consequences (OUP 2021).
Shaul Shalvi is a professor of Behavioral Ethics at the Center for Research in Experimental Economics and political Decision making (CREED), Amsterdam School of Economics.
He serves as an Associate Editor at Judgment and Decision Making.
At the moment, his lab is focused on understanding the psychological factors influencing people's behavior when using sharing economy platforms. In particular, how responsible sharing can be encouraged and maintained.
Linnea Wegerstad has a Degree of Doctor of Laws from Lund University. Her doctoral thesis explores the concept of sexual integrity through a historical, theoretical, and doctrinal analysis of Swedish criminal law. She has practiced as a judge in the general courts for a few years and is now a senior lecturer of criminal law at Lund University. Her main field of research is sexual offenses and feminist legal theory. She is currently involved in a research project titled “The #Metoo Momentum and Its Aftermath: Crime Victims’ Justice-Seeking and Societal and Legal Responses”, funded by the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.