Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann

Legal Cultures in India and Europe

Project funded by the DAAD

The central idea of this multi-layered collaboration project, which started in July 2019 at the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law (Professor Dr. Philipp Dann) and which is generously funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is to compare the legal systems and the legal cultures in India and Europe. For a period of almost four years, the project will facilitate the exchange of students, doctoral candidates and lecturers and provide platforms for an exchange of knowledge and ideas. It promises to result in innovative findings which may be used for research and teaching.

The four participating institutions – Humboldt-University Berlin, Azim Premji University (APU) in Bangalore, National Law University Delhi (NLUD) and Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) – have set up an exchange programme that invites Indian students, PhD candidates and lecturers to Humboldt-University and that enables students and PhD candidates from Humboldt-University to travel to India for study and research stints at one of our Indian partner institutions. In addition, doctoral workshops are held annually at one of the four participating universities. The project further attempts to develop joint teaching modules on comparative law with a focus on Indian, German and European law and legal cultures.

When set up in 2019, this was arguably the most comprehensive exchange project for students and researchers in law between German and Indian law schools. Today it is accompanied by another German-Indian collaboration, which is also based at the Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt-University and which is likewise funded by the DAAD: the Law and Transformation Project.

The project is coordinated by Dr. Tanja Herklotz and Valentin Weigel. They are being supported by the student assistants Dillon Davis and Danae Zolotas


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More about the planned and previous events in this research project can be found here.