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Over the next few weeks we shall be posting a series of blog pieces by our guest writer, Roman Friedrich, on developments in the Supreme Court of the United States. Photo by Pixabay on Finally, after tumultuous and politically-charged debates about individual credibility and general ethical questions surrounding the third branch of government, Brett … Continue reading

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?

by Roman Friedrich Roman is an Austrian lawyer currently working as a legislative assistant and human rights researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (based in Vienna, Austria) Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. __ (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster case has been decided – unusually early (June … Continue reading

Events - Call for Papers

Call for papers – Baxter Family Competition on Federalism, McGill University

Die rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät der  McGill Universität ruft zur Teilnahme an dem Wettbewerb „Baxter Family Competition on Federalism“ auf. Der alle zwei Jahre stattfindende Wettbewerb, zuletzt 2017, ruft  junge Juristinnen und Juristen zur Einreichung von wissenschaftlichen Aufsätzen zum Thema Föderalismus in Theorie und Praxis auf. Ziel des Wettbewerbs ist, die Forschung und Debatte rund um den … Continue reading


Announcement – PhD scholarships at Canterbury Christ Church University

The Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applicants for full-time PhD scholarships (a stipend of £13,000 p.a., tuition fee waiver for three years and an expense allowance of £500 p. a.). In some subject areas part-time PhD scholarships will also be available (tuition fee waiver for five years and an expense allowance of £300 p.a.) For … Continue reading


Announcement- Federal Scholar in Residence Programme 2019

FEDERAL SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM 2019 – Apply by 1 July! Win a three-week research stay at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen, South Tyrol – Italy. Hand in a paper (yet to be published or currently under review) on comparative federalism, regionalismor intergovernmental relations in English, German, Italian, French or Spanish by 1 July 2018. Do … Continue reading


Announcement- PhD programme at the University of Trento in International Studies

The Call for Admissions to our PhD Programme in International Studies is now open (until 24 May 2018). This year, we offer 6 scholarships for MA students or recent graduates in economics, law, history, sociology, political science, international relations or related field. We kindly ask you to forward this information to interested students. The interdisciplinary 3-year PhD … Continue reading