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The Department for Private Law has, since the early 1990s, been active in the field of Economic Analysis of Law, and its potential and limits within jurisprudence and "legal science".
The Faculty of Law invites to the official launch of the first “Toppforsk-project” at the faculty, Judges under Stress JuS - the Breaking Point of Judicial Institutions.
Last year the ILC completed its six-year study on the identification of CIL, which sought to provide guidance on how the existence and content of rules of CIL are to be determined. It may already be said that at least part of the reason for which the Commission saw it necessary to take on the topic was the confusion sown by some working in the field of human rights, who sought to reframe custom as a source of international law as part of a conscious effort to make customary law-making an instrument to resolve urgent issues in international law where treaty law making was seen to fail.
Professor Stefan Grundmann is one of the leading researchers in European private law. He has been a professor at the European University of Florence and is now back at the Humboldt University in Berlin.