Chair of Philosophy and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law
University of Zurich
CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland
Offices DOL G 06-G 08
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Information on academic courses
Fall Semester 2021: Seminars
Justice, Violence, War, and Crime – New Perspectives from Psychology, Behavioural Economics, Evolutionary Theory, and Neuroscience?, with Prof. Stephen J. Morse (University of Pennsylvania Law School).
Seminar Schuld und Freiheit in Recht und Literatur, with author and playwright Lukas Bärfuss
Recent publications / varia
Was hat Gott eigentlich noch in unserer Verfassung verloren?
Law and literature in the current edition of UZH Magazine
Prof. Matthias Mahlmann and Lukas Bärfuss in conversation with UZH Magazine on the complex relationship of law and literature (in German).
«Begnadigung bedeutet keine Urteilskorrektur»
Prof. Matthias Mahlmann on presidential pardons in the radio show Echo der Zeit on SRF (Swiss Radio and Television), 20.01.2021.
«Es wird nicht bestraft, was man denkt, sondern was man tut»
Interview on the anti-racism law with Prof. Mahlmann, in: Beobachter, 30.01.2020
Selbstbestimmung im deutschen Grundgesetz
Guest commentary by Prof. Mahlmann, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12.09.2018
Demokratie ohne Rechtsstaat?
Blog article by Prof. Mahlmann,in: Geschichte der Gegenwart, 05.09.2018
Mind and Rights - Public talk of Prof. Mahlmann at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights
On February 8th, 2022, Professor Mahlmann held a public talk concerning the topic of "Mind and Rights – Why Human Rights Have Deep Roots in Human Psychology, History, Ethics, and Law" at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights of the Oxford Law Faculty. The talk presents central theses of Professor Mahlmann's forthcoming book "Mind and Rights. Why Human Rights have Deep Roots in Human Psychology, History, Ethics, and Law", to be published 2022 by Cambridge University Press. The talk may be viewed here.
Rechte der Nachgeborenen - Public lecture by Lukas Bärfuss on 18 November 2021
Prof. Matthias Mahlmann was invited as a speaker and panellist at the "Conference on Remaking the UK Constitution: Politics and Process", organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (University of Oxford), 22./23.02.2019.
Presentation and panel discussion (session 4: The flexibility of a new constitution)
Hedi Fritz-Niggli Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich
Prof. Martha C. Nussbaum (University of Chicago) was the Hedi Fritz-Niggli Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, in December 2018.
SVRSP Rousseau Lectures 2017
The first SVRSP Rousseau Lectures were held on November 15-17, 2017 at the University of Zurich. Prof. John Mikhail (Georgetown University) gave a two-part lecture on "The Sense of Justice, Private Interest, and Public Duty in the Age of Trump".Podcast Lecture I - 15.11.2017
Tagesgespräch "Flüchtlingskrise und Menschenwürde"
On 11 November 2015, the radio station Radio SRF 1 broadcasted an interview with Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Mahlmann on the current refugee crisis and the concept of human dignity. You can find the it via the following link:
Podcasts of guest lectures and panel discussions