#11.2 Property Law, Pt. 2

We are back with the second part of our property law episode. This time, my guest of the first part – Bram Akkermans – joined me to interview a true expert of property law.

Dr. Jill Robbie is a Lecturer in Private Law at Glasgow University. She did her PhD on Water Rights and was at the moment of recording in Louisiana, helping to research a better property rights system. Did you know that water is seen as a “public thing” over there? Find out what this means in this month’s episode. You can also find Jill’s Twitter here.

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#11 Property Law, Pt. 1

This is part 1 of this episode. Part 2 will be released on 17th May 2018.

After months of absence from the area of private law, we finally managed to record another episode on it. In this episode, Bram Akkermans and I talk about property law. We pick up from where we left off in #1 What is Law?: Are animals really objects of property and if so, why? From land to movables: we cover it (almost) all.

Bram Akkermans is Associate Professor of European Private Law at Maastricht University and also holds a Tijdschrift voor Privaatrecht Visiting Chair at the KU Leuven. He is also Associate Director of the Maastricht European Private Law Institute.

Bram and I cover

  • why property law is essential to contemporary society.
  • what categories of property there are,
  • William the Conqueror and the feudal system,
  • the origins of the term “landlord”,
  • mortgages, hypotheek, and use rights,
  • how digital developments disrupt the idea of property,
  • sustainability and property,
  • the divide of public and private law,
  • and much more.

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#10 European Union Law

Many supranational organisations exist, be it the African Union, the Eurasian Economic Union, or the Association of Caribbean States. In this episode we will focus on just one of them: the European Union. Political parties all over its territory preach euroscepticism, which even resulted in the United Kingdom voting to leave: the infamous Brexit. But what is the European Union, its law, and how did it develop in the first place?

In this tenth episode of Maastricht Law Talk, Andrea Ott introduces us to the world of European Union Law. Andrea is professor of European Union External Relations Law at Maastricht University and member of CLEER. Before starting her current position, she held both assistant and associate professorships of EU Institutional Law. She also taught several courses on External Relations Law and European Union Law in general, both on a Master’s and Bachelor’s level.

Before you start listening, check out our episodes on What is Law?, ConstitutionsBrexit(EU) Citizenship, and International Law. If you have listened to them already, even better!

Andrea and I talk about

  • why the EU provides peace and prosperity,
  • what coal and steel has to do with anything,
  • how the EU is organised and how it developed,
  • regulations, directives, treaties, and decisions,
  • the four freedoms (goods, workers, services, and capital)
  • who makes the laws that the press always talks about,
  • why Brexit is not that surprising,
  • and much more.

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#BREXIT It is not easy

This week’s episode is all about the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. With me for a second time is Aalt Willem Heringa – an expert in his field. If you haven’t listened to our episode on constitutions yet, you might want to do that first.

Aalt Willem is Full Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht University and recently started a research blog platform called Law Blogs Maastricht. Click here to find out more.

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