German Law Journal and DAAD Present German and European Law Conversations

Lexington, VA • Monday, February 21, 2011


DAAD Fellows Matthias Goldmann and Stefanie Egidy
Washington and Lee University School of Law will host this semester an academic series focused on contemporary issues in German and European Law. Sponsored by the German Law Journal and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the series will include presentations by promising young German scholars. 

The first presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, February 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Classroom D. DAAD fellows Matthias Goldmann and Stefanie Egidy will address the issues of financial regulation and the German Constitutional Court's Hartz IV decision, respectively. 

Goldmann is an LL.M. student at New York University School of Law, a J.D. candidate at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and a DAAD fellow.  He studied law at University of Würzburg, Germany and University of Fribourg, Switzerland, interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and currently works as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. 

Egidy is an LL.M. student at Yale Law School and a DAAD fellow.  She studied law at the University of Bergen, Norway, received her J.D.  from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, interned at a Regional Court in Fulda, Germany and at the law office of Weingrad & Weingrad, and is a founding member of the Research Center for Environmental and Energy Law.

The next presentation in the series is scheduled for April 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom D. Rafael va Rienan and Felix Lange will address the European Court of Human Rights and the topic of abortion jurisprudence, respectively. 

Rienan received his Ph.D. from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn.  He has worked at Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer LLP in Cologne, Diaz Reus Attorneys & Counselors in Miami, and clerked at the Judicial Service Trainee Program in Bonn.  He is currently an LL.M. student at the University of Chicago Law School. 

Lange studied Law at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Univerty of Uppsala in Sweden, and Humboldt-University of Berlin.  He received his Master degree in Modern and Contemporary History at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg.  He has interned at the Scientific Service to the German Parliament of Berlin, the Bureau of Information of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the European Union in Brussels, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Crimes Committed in Rwanda (ICTR) in Tanzania.  Lange is currently an LL.M. student in International Legal Studies at New York University and a DAAD fellow.

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