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Germany’s refugee lawyers and Anglo-German comparative law


Allen, JG, Germany's refugee lawyers and Anglo-German comparative law, Anglo-German Law Journal, 1, (2015) pp. 5-37. (2015) [Refereed Article]

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The inauguration of the Anglo-German Law Journal coincides with two important anniversaries: the 70th anniversary of peace between the Germany and the United Kingdom, and the 80th anniversary of the infamous Nuremberg Race Laws. In this paper, I examine the contribution made by German jurists (predominantly Jewish), who fled or were expelled from Germany under the Third Reich, to Anglo-American law and to AngloGerman comparative law. I contrast their approach to national and comparative law with the published comments by Carl Schmitt at the close of a 1936 conference on the place of Jewish jurists and their authored works in German law faculties in the Third Reich. In particular, I contrast Schmitt’s professed views with the cosmopolitanism and comparative approach espoused by F.A. Mann.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Emigre lawyers, Holocaust, comparative law, Third Reich
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:Comparative law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Allen, JG (Mr Jason Allen)
ID Code:134268
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-08-05
Last Modified:2019-10-21

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