Annual Conference

DAJV Annual Conference at Harvard Law School

From October 13 to 15, 2016 our 4th Annual Conference in the U.S. took place on the beautiful campus of Harvard Law School. Dr. Olaf Christiansen, acting President of DAJV, conveyed his gratitude to Dean Martha Minow and all friends of DAJV in the faculty of Harvard Law School.

Thanks to donations of various DAJV-members and corporate members of our association, DAJV was able to offer 16 travel grants to young students, law clerks and doctoral candidates. In addition, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) sponsored two doctoral candidates. We thank the DAAD for this cooperation.    

More than 140 participants joined a five-day conference program in Boston and Cambridge. The conference dealt with a variety of topics and recent legal trends, that were discussed between lawyers of both sides of the Atlantic such as recent trends of shareholder activism and concepts of consumer protection. Furthermore, panelists and conference participants lively debated about the prospective impact the Brexit decision might have on the U.S. – European relations and the domestic and global perspectives of the U.S. Presidential Election. With the Young Academic Forum, the DAJV gave four doctoral candidates the opportunity to present their topics of research in the fields of conflicts of law as well as IP-law. 

In addition to the stimulating professional exchange, we visited the Busch-Reisinger Museum and a performance of German violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann at Boston Symphony Hall. The most precious souvenirs brought back home are memories of exchange and encounter with our dear friends and colleagues from the U.S.!