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Maastricht Law Talk is a podcast about 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!

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Maastricht Law Talk is a podcast about 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!

    #11.2 Property Law, Pt. 2

    #11.2 Property Law, Pt. 2

    We are back with the second part of our property law episode. This time, my guest of the first part - Bram Akkermans - joined me to interview a true expert of property law.

    Dr. Jill Robbie is a Lecturer in Private Law at Glasgow University. She did her PhD on Water Rights and was at the moment of recording in Louisiana, helping to research a better property rights system. Did you know that water is seen as a "public thing" over there? Find out what this means in this month's episode.

    Long story short: Enjoy this episode!

    • 22 min
    Property Law, Pt. 1

    Property Law, Pt. 1

    This is part 1 of this episode. Part 2 will be released on 17th May 2018.

    After months of absence from the area of private law, we finally managed to record another episode on it. In this episode, Bram Akkermans and I talk about property law. We pick up from where we left off in #1 What is Law?: Are animals really objects of property and if so, why? From land to movables: we cover it (almost) all.

    Bram Akkermans is Associate Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University and also holds a Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht Visiting Chair at the KU Leuven. He is also Associate Director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.

    • 54 min
    European Union Law

    European Union Law

    Many supranational organisations exist, be it the African Union, the Eurasian Economic Union, or the Association of Caribbean States. In this episode we will focus on just one of them: the European Union. Political parties all over its territory preach euroscepticism, which even resulted in the United Kingdom voting to leave: the infamous Brexit. But what is the European Union, its law, and how did it develop in the first place?

    In this tenth episode of Maastricht Law Talk, Andrea Ott introduces us to the world of European Union Law. Andrea is professor of European Union External Relations Law at Maastricht University and member of CLEER. Before starting her current position, she held both assistant and associate professorships of EU Institutional Law. She also taught several courses on External Relations Law and European Union Law in general, both on a Master's and Bachelor's level.

    Before you start listening, check out our episodes on What is Law?, Constitutions, Brexit, (EU) Citizenship, and International Law. If you have listened to them already, even better!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    International Law

    International Law

    The United Nations comprises of 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 what a state is and why is Palestine, among others, not always recognised as one?

    This 9th episode of Maastricht Law Talk features Marcel Brus. He is a professor of Public International Law at the University of Groningen. He not only coordinates several study programmes (two LLMs and one LLB), but also chairs the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies in Groningen. Additionally, he holds the position of Director of Studies at the prestigious International Law Association.

    As always: If you haven't listened to our first episode yet, you should consider doing so first: What is Law. It definitely helps understanding certain terms and concepts.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    (EU) Citizenship

    (EU) Citizenship

    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 guest in 2018 is Dimitry Kochenov. Dimitry holds a professorship in EU Constitutional Law at the University of Groningen and recently published his new book "EU Citizenship and Federalism: The Role of Rights" (Cambridge, 2017). He also consults national governments and acts as an expert for leading law firms. His biggest project, made possible through support by Henley & Partners, is the Quality of Nationality Index.

    This episode is mostly standing on its own. If you haven't listened to our other episodes yet, consider listening to our first: What is Law. We might refer to certain concepts of European Union law which we haven't yet covered in this podcast. But don't worry: You will understand the content anyways.

    • 2 hr 11 min
    Access to Justice

    Access to Justice

    It might seem so obvious: If someone misbehaves, e.g. by damaging your property, you may start proceedings or seek any other remedy available. All legal systems allow such recourse. But why? Listen to this 7th episode of Maastricht Law Talk to find out!

    This month's guest is Maurits Barendrecht. He is research director at HiiL and a Professor of Private Law at Tilburg University. After finishing his law degree at Leiden University he started working at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, one of the biggest law firms in the Netherlands. Some years later, he even became partner. But: This wasn't his. After finishing his PhD he started teaching at Tilburg and joined HiiL later on. To fight for justice!

    • 59 min

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