The Private in Private Law

August 19, 2022

What is the essence of private law? What developments can be observed in the field of private enforcement? How is the protection of private activities taking shape in the face of technological progress and social change? Answers to these questions are provided by the recently published conference proceedings of the Gesellschaft Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft (Society of Young Private Law Scholars), co-edited by Stefan Korch and Philipp Scholz, research fellows at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law.

The Society of Young Private Law Scholars, first founded in 1990 by fellows of the Max Planck Institute for Private Law, returned to Hamburg from 25-27 August 2021 for its 31st annual conference. Organized by Stefan Korch and Philipp Scholz, together with colleagues from Bucerius Law School and the University of Hamburg, the theme of the conference was "The Private in Private Law".

The eponymous conference volume assembles the papers of the eleven speakers who presented at the conference on the topics of private enforcement, private law-making and the protection of private activities. The essays illustrate the many ways in which private law contributes to the realization and protection of the private sphere. At the same time, the papers strikingly demonstrate the breadth of content and methodological intensity of the private law research being conducted by young scholars in the German-speaking world.

Johanna Croon-Gestefeld, Stefan Korch, Linda Kuschel, Roee Sarel, Philipp Scholz (eds.), Das Private im Privatrecht (Jahrbuch Junge Zivilrechtswissenschaft, 2021), Nomos, Baden-Baden 2022, 274 pp.

Image: © Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law / Marlena Staak

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