First Johannesburg-Augsburg Conference on "Transnational Impacts on Law: Perspectives from South Africa and Germany"
The cooperation with the University of Johannesburg exists for more than 15 years and was already able to look back on a lively exchange in the past.
This year's conference was the first to use a new concept for the promotion of young researchers: the University of Johannesburg allowed not only experienced researchers but also young academics totake part, with an Augsburg professor acting as co-lecturer. At the conference, a South African representative first explained his or her view of a particular legal problem, after which an Augsburg jurist made a comparison with German law. The areas of law dealt with, ranged from international commercial and financial law, international law, media law and constitutional law to social and labour law.
After many successful discussions, the researchers involved were able to discuss open questions at joint social events, and the guests were also offered a guided tour of the city to give them an understanding not only of German law, but also of Augsburg.
The results of the conference will be published in a conference volume.
The conference was organised by Prof. Charl Hugo and Prof. Letlhokwa G. Mpedi and by Prof. Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers and Dr. Stefan Lorenzmeier. The Augsburg Center for Global Economic Law and Regulation (ACELR) provided financial and organisational support.