Especially in times of mass dissemination of false information (‘fake news’), communication by and about science has shown how important low-threshold accessible media formats that invite interaction are. In this way, scientific research and results are made comprehensible and understandable to the public.
Formats that go beyond traditional internal publishing have been steadily gaining in importance for some time. In addition to individual researchers, research training groups, collaborative research centres, non-profit associations or university and non-university research institutions, for example, are also using blogs, podcasts or social media to address an audience beyond the respective specialist community and even outside academia. The following formats are particularly worth mentioning.
A publication medium that is now recognised in the academic context is the legal blog. This form of academic discourse makes it possible to deal with current topics in a timely manner and to shift the focus away from the established publication market.
Blog by Prof. Dr. Philipp Reuß on European descent law: Abstammungsrecht.
Expert forum on the topics of law, taxation and economics. The target group mainly consists of practical legal practitioners, but content relevant to examinations and exams is often discussed and discussed in a timely manner: beck-blog.
Empirical Legal Studies
Blog on Empirical Legal Studies in Germany and Europe, founded in 2019: Empirical Legal Studies.
The Verfassungsblog is a journalistic and academic discussion forum on current events and developments in constitutional law and policy in Germany, the emerging common European constitutional space and beyond: Verfassungsblog.
Völkerrechtsblog is an academic blog on all issues of international law and international legal thought. Völkerrechtsblog was founded in 2014 with the idea of using the possibilities and spaces of the internet to promote scholarly discussion and exchange on international law: Völkerrechtsblog.
ZPO-Blog provides free information on current developments in civil procedure law and related areas of law. It is aimed at practitioners from the legal profession and the judiciary, but also at students and trainee lawyers. The aim is to inspire future lawyers in particular to become interested in procedural law. Practical tips help them get started with the ZPO. At the same time, the reform discussions are conducted on a broad basis: ZPO-Blog.
A list of other academic blogs with the subject ‘Law’ can be found in the OpenEdition catalogue, for example.
YouTube channel of Prof. Dr. Philipp Reuß. Videocast in German language: Der Zivilrechtskanal.
Podcast Europas Weg
Podcast by Prof. Dr. Frank Schorkopf on European law, in particular its ideational, political-social and economic contexts. Podcast in German language: Podcast Europas Weg.
Verfassungsgeschichte der Neuzeit
The podcast by Prof. Dr. Alexander Thiele is aimed at all those interested in law and history who would like to study the subject of constitutional history. Podcast in German language: Verfassungsgeschichte der Neuzeit.
iRights.info is an information platform and online magazine in one. Since 2005, it has dealt with questions on copyright and other areas of law. iRights.info reports in the form of background reports, news, dossiers and other publications. The aim is to provide a better understanding of copyright and other areas of law in the digital world: iRights.info.
LTO - Legal Tribune Online
Information platform for daily news and background information on law and justice, tips on the profession and training of lawyers and a legal feuilleton since 2010: Legal Tribune Online.
Telemedicus is a legal internet project on all legal issues of the information society, especially in information and media law, but also social, economic and political issues in the background. Scholars, practitioners, students as well as professors write for Telemedicus: Telemedicus.
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