Master students discuss role of judges in mass litigation

15. Nov

In Prof. Axel Halfmeier's class in the Master program in International Economic Law, Leuphana students will this year be able to interact through a "global classroom" video system with students and teachers from three other universities around the globe: Stanford Law School (USA), University of Windsor (Canada), Tilburg University (Netherlands) and Leuphana Law School are interconnected by video and teach a joint course on comparative mass litigation. One of the highlights will be the session on November 15th, when senior judges from all participating countries will discuss the role of the judge in mass litigation, including a contribution from Judge Breyer (U.S. District Court, San Francisco), who is overseeing the U.S. settlement negotiations in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. In addition, the universities exchange video lectures on their respective countries' system of mass litigation. Prof. Halfmeier has contributed a video on the German Capital Markets Model Case Act that can be accessed here