Maastricht Law Talk
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 12
  • Last: 20 Feb 2018
Maastricht Law Talk is a monthly podcast covering comparative law in a European context. Benedikt and his guests talk about the different areas of law and sometimes even day to day politics! Don't worry: No need to have any prior knowledge. We've got you covered!

Episodes (12)

  • #9 International Law
    #9 International Law
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    Published: 20 Feb 2018 Duration: 01:18:30
    The United Nations comprises 193 states, all of which have legal relations with each other. But how are these relationships governed? International law is there to help: It organises, furthers, and reforms these relationships. Who defines w... Read more →
    The United Nations comprises 193 states, all of which have legal relations with each other. But how are these relationships governed? International law is there to help: It organises, furthers, and reforms these relationships. Who defines w... Read more →

  • #8 (EU) Citizenship
    #8 (EU) Citizenship
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 02:11:30
    We don’t think much about it, but most of us have one: A citizenship. We are being born as Indian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Chinese, or some other nationality. But why do we have citizenships and what rights do they bring with them? Our first gues... Read more →
    We don’t think much about it, but most of us have one: A citizenship. We are being born as Indian, Dutch, Bulgarian, Chinese, or some other nationality. But why do we have citizenships and what rights do they bring with them? Our first gues... Read more →

  • #7 Access to Justice
    #7 Access to Justice
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    Published: 18 Aug 2017 Duration: 59:44
    It might seem so obvious: If someone misbehaves, e.g. by damaging your property, you may start proceedings or seek any other remedy available. You may also want to mediate to find a solution. This, in a broad sense, is access to justice. Wh... Read more →
    It might seem so obvious: If someone misbehaves, e.g. by damaging your property, you may start proceedings or seek any other remedy available. You may also want to mediate to find a solution. This, in a broad sense, is access to justice. Wh... Read more →

  • #6 Tort Law
    #6 Tort Law
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    Published: 21 Jun 2017 Duration: 01:00:37
    There are 7.35 billion people on this planet. We all have to live together and arrange our lives in a way that others can live theirs. But what if something goes wrong? Your friend borrows your phone and it happens: It falls to the ground. ... Read more →
    There are 7.35 billion people on this planet. We all have to live together and arrange our lives in a way that others can live theirs. But what if something goes wrong? Your friend borrows your phone and it happens: It falls to the ground. ... Read more →

  • #5 United States Law
    #5 United States Law
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    Published: 18 May 2017 Duration: 01:22:36
    European lawyers tend to have a hard time with United States Law at first. Too different are “both” systems, it seems. But is the Anglo-American legal order really that different? The fifth main episode of Maastricht Law Talk leaves the Eur... Read more →
    European lawyers tend to have a hard time with United States Law at first. Too different are “both” systems, it seems. But is the Anglo-American legal order really that different? The fifth main episode of Maastricht Law Talk leaves the Eur... Read more →

  • #4 Contract Law
    #4 Contract Law
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    Published: 19 Apr 2017 Duration: 51:44
    Unfortunately we have encountered some problems with our audio files after recording. Therefore, especially during the first 5 minutes, the audio quality might not live up to our standards. Please accept my apologies for this! Did you get a... Read more →
    Unfortunately we have encountered some problems with our audio files after recording. Therefore, especially during the first 5 minutes, the audio quality might not live up to our standards. Please accept my apologies for this! Did you get a... Read more →

  • #BREXIT It is not easy
    #BREXIT It is not easy
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    Published: 23 Mar 2017 Duration: 18:28
    This week’s episode is all about the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. With me for a second time is Aalt Willem Heringa – an expert in his field. If you haven’t listened to our episode on constitutions yet, you might want to do tha... Read more →
    This week’s episode is all about the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. With me for a second time is Aalt Willem Heringa – an expert in his field. If you haven’t listened to our episode on constitutions yet, you might want to do tha... Read more →

  • #FACT Scots despise English Law
    #FACT Scots despise English Law
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    Published: 26 Jan 2017 Duration: 02:13
    Hi, it’s Benedikt again and we are working hard to bring you a new full-feature episode soon. In the meantime however, Bram Akkermans has a fun fact for you: Why English and Scottish lawyers aren’t the best colleagues. Bram Akkermans is Ass... Read more →
    Hi, it’s Benedikt again and we are working hard to bring you a new full-feature episode soon. In the meantime however, Bram Akkermans has a fun fact for you: Why English and Scottish lawyers aren’t the best colleagues. Bram Akkermans is Ass... Read more →

  • #XMS The Law to Gift
    #XMS The Law to Gift
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    Published: 23 Dec 2016 Duration: 15:10
    It’s holiday season! Whatever you celebrate, very often this includes giving presents. For most, gifting is as normal as buying tomatoes in the grocery store. The law however has quite a hard time dealing with it. My guest for this special ... Read more →
    It’s holiday season! Whatever you celebrate, very often this includes giving presents. For most, gifting is as normal as buying tomatoes in the grocery store. The law however has quite a hard time dealing with it. My guest for this special ... Read more →

  • #3 Constitutions
    #3 Constitutions
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    Published: 30 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:14:35
    There are 196 countries in the world, which equals at least 196 constitution-like instruments. But what is meant by “constitution”? Must it be written, or does custom suffice? Episode 3 of Maastricht Law Talk is all about state organisation... Read more →
    There are 196 countries in the world, which equals at least 196 constitution-like instruments. But what is meant by “constitution”? Must it be written, or does custom suffice? Episode 3 of Maastricht Law Talk is all about state organisation... Read more →

  • #2 State-Caused Harm
    #2 State-Caused Harm
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    Published: 4 Nov 2016 Duration: 01:30:23
    Punishing people for breaking the law seems self-evident to most. But why do we punish? Why is the state allowed to inflict harm on others? This month’s episode of Maastricht Law Talk deals with the theories and philosophies behind criminal... Read more →
    Punishing people for breaking the law seems self-evident to most. But why do we punish? Why is the state allowed to inflict harm on others? This month’s episode of Maastricht Law Talk deals with the theories and philosophies behind criminal... Read more →

  • #1 What is Law?
    #1 What is Law?
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    Published: 5 Oct 2016 Duration: 01:06:15
    Here we are! Maastricht Law Talk’s first episode asks the question “What is Law”? Prof. Dr. Bram Akkermans, Associate Professor for European Private Law at Maastricht University, joins me to talk about the very basic foundations of law. We ... Read more →
    Here we are! Maastricht Law Talk’s first episode asks the question “What is Law”? Prof. Dr. Bram Akkermans, Associate Professor for European Private Law at Maastricht University, joins me to talk about the very basic foundations of law. We ... Read more →

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