Mark S. Weiner

Posts Tagged ‘German law’

If Your Law Were an Animal … or a Tool … or Music?

In Austria, Constitutional law, Conversations, Cross-cultural encounters & comparisons, Europe, Germany, Law and music, Netherlands, Romania, Video on July 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

When I was in Europe last November, I asked a group of legal professionals some unusual questions. The results are in my new video.

 

Beauty & Dignity: How is German Law Like Music?

In Aesthetics, narrative, form, Austria, Constitutional law, Conversations, Cross-cultural encounters & comparisons, Germany, Law and music, Video on February 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

My latest video is about the concept of human dignity in German constitutional law. The video also considers the relation between law and art—in this case, music—which I’ve also examined in two other videos: “The Beauty of the Code” and “Law in Stone & Glass.”

A New Video: German & EU Legal Buildings

In Aesthetics, narrative, form, Architecture, Conversations, Europe, Germany, Video on January 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Here’s my latest mini-documentary from my recent trip to Europe—it’s called “Law in Stone & Glass,” and it’s about German and EU legal architecture. I hope you all enjoy it.

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Update 5/10/13. Here is a videotaped lecture by anthropologist Alan Macfarlane that provides a broad historical context—the social history of glass—for the themes I explore in the video. I’m also looking forward to reading his book (with Gerry Martin) The Glass Bathyscaphe. HT: Breviosity.

Law Made in Germany

In Conversations, Cross-cultural encounters & comparisons, Europe, Germany, Video on January 14, 2013 at 11:04 pm

As promised some weeks ago, here is my interview with the German Minister of Justice, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger. In our conversation, I asked the minister about the export of German law overseas, internet privacy and European Union legal harmonization, German law school tuition, and the recent controversy surrounding circumcision in Germany. If you’re reading this blog in the three-column format and would like a larger version of the embedded YouTube video, click here.

For those who are interested in reading the booklet “Law Made in Germany,” click here.

A conversation about German law beside the river Main

In Aesthetics, narrative, form, Books and libraries, Conversations, Germany, Law and music, Video on December 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Before I post my interview with the German Minister of Justice (I hope to do so later this week), I thought I’d share a snippet of lively conversation I had this afternoon with a young German lawyer in a picturesque spot in city of Würzburg. Now I’m off to give a public lecture about The Rule of the Clan!