Top Employers for Energy Law in Germany

Azur magazine’s latest issue profiles the top law firms, corporations, and government agencies in Germany working on energy law. This issue also includes an article on energy project planning in Germany and the EU. All materials are in German.

Azur JUVE Karrieremagazin für junge Juristen
01/2011
Top-Arbeitgeber im Energiewirtschaftsrecht (Best Employers in Energy Law)
Parissa Kerkhoff
pages 57-61.

The article is not online, but Azur’s homepage is available at:
http://www.azur-online.de/nachrichten/

 

 

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

Christopher  Hodges, Stefan Vogenauer and Magdalena Tubilacka have published the following article on SSRN:   Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study.

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1511714

Countries studied are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA.  

The Appendices look very interesting

I. Questionnaire 49

II. Contributors to the Comparative Study 53

III. Ranges of Lawyers’ Hourly Rates 55

IV. Case Studies: Minimum costs risk for claimant 58

V. Summaries of amounts of Court Fees and Lawyers’ Fees 73

VI. Success and Contingency Fees 81

VII. Abbreviations 83

Erich Pommer Institute – German Media Law

The Erich Pommer Institute in Potsdam, Germany maintains an online catalog of its library holdings related to German and  EU media law, entertainment law or IP issues.  The library catalog records are searchable by year, theme, and keyword. Very few full-text items are listed; however, it is a useful site for literature searches and collection development.  Search interface is in German, but catalog entries include various languages.

Erich Pommer Institut Bibliothek 

http://www.epi-medieninstitut.de/Bibliothek_de.html

JURISTAS – European Court of Human Rights

JURISTAS provides country specific case studies of litigation at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.  Case studies include Austria, Bulgaria, France , Germany, Greece, Romania, and Turkey. The reports detail litigation by subject and  domestic enforcement of ECHR judgments.

The Strasbourg Court, Democracy and the Human Rights of Individuals and Communities: Patterns of Litigation, State Implementation and Domestic Reform (JURISTRAS)

http://www.juristras.eliamep.gr/

Centre for German Legal Information

The Centre for German Legal Information provides links to English language versions of German statutes, regulations, and court opinions. A small number of state laws and court decisions are also available.  The site also lists links to government ministries, courts, bar associations, and legal research portals.

Centre for German Legal Information http://www.cgerli.org/index.php?id=61

Test your knowledge of Germany. German Citizenship Test

The Berlin newspaper, Die Welt,  posted online questions from the German citizenship test for foreigners. Quite a few questions are law related.  All questions are in German.  Here is a sample question:

Welches Recht gehoert zu den Grundrechten in Deutschland?

Which of the following is a fundamental right in Germany?

 

A.  Waffenbesitz  (owning firearms )

B.  Faustrecht   (might makes right)

C.  Meinungsfreiheit  (freedom of expression)

D.  Selbsjustiz  (vigilante justice)

You will have to take the test to find out the correct answer. Viel Glück.

Die Welt

Einbürgerungstest (Citizenship Test)

http://appl.welt.de/quiz/index.php?quiz=einbuergerungstest

 

 

Göttingen Journal of International Law

The University of Göttingen in Germany has published a new open access journal titled: Göttingen Journal of International Law. Contents include articles, recent developments, and book  reviews. Contenst are in English. . Vielen Dank to our friends in Germany. Hat tip to Jacob Katz Cogan.

Göttingen Journal of International Law

http://gojil.uni-goettingen.de/joomla/

 

Nice to see some public international law research available for free. The December 12, 2008 issue of the Times Literary Supplement puts law book price increases in historical perspective. John Hudson’s review of “Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession” includes the folowing on page 28: “In Bologna, around 1300 AD, James Brundage tells us, a new law book cost on average 35 Bolognese pounds, more than some houses.”