About Us

Legal topics are not always easy to understand, even though they should be. Yet everyone engages in legal activities, be it in a criminal sense, in contractual agreements, or performing a duty. Knowing how to behave and what to do is indeed very useful.

Maastricht Law Talk offers talks about comparative law in the context of the European Union since October 2016. What is law and why do we – as a State – harm others with sentencing? The title honours the importance of the Treaty of Maastricht for the European Union.


Benedikt Schmitz

My name is Benedikt and I am the founder and host of (Maastricht) Law Talk. After having studied German Law for two years in Potsdam, I decided to quit and strive for something more European, something more international, and especially: something more interesting. A degree in Comparative Law and European Law offered what I desired – that’s why I moved to Maastricht in 2015. Since 2018 I’m a proud resident of Groningen.

Next to my studies I have worked as a research assistant for the Maastricht University Faculty of Law and the University of Groningen. However, and I cannot stress this often enough, this podcast is not affiliated with Maastricht University and only bears the name because of the importance of the Treaty of Maastricht.

I have developed a close relationship to podcasts over the last years and decided relatively quickly to start one of my own. More than three years later I have started Maastricht Law Talk – the first edition of a wider vision for Law Talk as a legal podcasting network – with joy.