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German Law in Context Seminar Continues with Talks on Political Extremism, Criminal Law

Tufts political scientist David Art will address “Political Extremism in Germany” in a lecture on Friday, Jan. 27 at 4:00 p.m. in Lewis Hall Classroom D on the campus of Washington and Lee University.

Art’s talk is part of the annual German Law in Context Seminar, which this year focuses on Germany’s struggle against extremism. The Seminar is a collaboration amongst the German Law Journal, the W&L Law School, the W&L German and Russian Department, and the UVA Center for German Studies.

Prof. Art is an expert in comparative politics, with a regional focus on Europe. He is the author of Inside the Radical Right: The Development of Anti-Immigrant Parties in Western Europe and The Politics of the Nazi Past in Germany and Austria, both published by Cambridge University Press.

Up next in the seminar is a lecture by Marianne Wade of the University of Birmingham, England. She will speak on “German Criminal Law and Extremism” on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4:00 p.m. in Lewis Hall Classroom D. Prof. Wade researches and writes on European criminal law and criminal justice as well as prosecutors and terrorism. She is coeditor of The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective, published by Oxford University Press.

In addition to regular seminar lectures and discussions of the German legal framework, the German Law in Context program includes a series of interdisciplinary guest lectures from historians, political scientists, and experts in German cultural studies. The program also includes a film series. Visit http://law.wlu.edu/germanlawseminar for a seminar schedule.

Past German Law in Context programs include: “Parliament’s Army: Lessons from Germany on Law and War,” “The Immigrant in German Law and Culture,” “The German Social State,” and “Germany’s 1968 and the Law.”

For more information, contact Prof. Russell Miller (millerra@wlu.edu).