"Rechtsfolge" - The Law Faculty's New Podcast

What actually happens at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bern? What do legal academics, lawyers, and jurists do when they conduct research? What do they research about and why? Our podcast "Rechtsfolge" aims to dig deeper on these and many other questions. We talk to different professors, postdocs, phDs, and others scholars from our departments to find out what drives and constitutes their research in private, criminal, and public law. Whether it is corporate criminal law, gender law, human rights, greenwashing through financial investments or state neutrality: We will discuss it!

The Vincenz case On April 13, 2022, the District Court of the Canton of Zurich delivered its verdict in the so-called "Vincenz case" - the proceeding touted as a "monster trial" against ex-Raiffeisenbank boss Pierin Vincenz and his business colleague Beat Stocker. The court found the defendants guilty of multiple counts of embezzlement, unfaithful management of a business, commercial fraud, and multiple counts of falsification of documents relating to expense claims. In this podcast, we take a closer look at the corporate law aspects underlying this case, in conversation with Professor Peter V. Kunz: Does the fact that the Raiffeisen bank is organised as a cooperative have a bearing on this case? How do responsibilities under company law differ from those under criminal law? What socio-cultural significance does a sentencing in a theatre hall have? And does Raiffeisen benefit from a state-financed trial? Peter V. Kunz is a full professor of business law and comparative law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bern and heads the Institute for International and National Business Law (IWR) as its managing director. Prof. Kunz's research and teaching activities focus on commercial law, with an emphasis on corporate and stock corporation law, as well as financial market and banking law. Prof. Kunz has authored over 160 legal publications, including a 1200-page book on commercial law.
Freedom and Solidarity - in this podcast, we talked to Prof. Markus Müller about freedom, duties and solidarity - in times of crisis and outside. Markus Müller is Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law and Public Procedural Law at the University of Bern. He is the author of numerous publications and, together with Pierre Tschannen, edits the series "Kleine Schriften zum Recht". The series highlights legal concepts, peculiarities, and aspects from an interdisciplinary perspective. Publications by Markus Müller in the series include "Psychology in Public Procedure", "Proportionality - Thoughts on a Rubik's Cube", "Religion in the Rule of Law - From Neutrality to Tolerance" and "Administrative Law - Peculiarity and Origin".
Rechtsfolge 1 Part I 50 Years of Women's Suffrage in Switzerland - Interview with Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach In 2021, Switzerland celebrates 50 years of women's suffrage and voting rights. In the first episode of our podcast, we talk to Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach about the legal framework and hurdles as women's voting rights were introduced. Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Bern. This year, Judith Wyttenbach, together with Prof. em. Dr. Brigitte Studer, historian at the University of Bern, published a comprehensive study on the introduction of women's voting rights on behalf of the FRI (Swiss Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and Gender Law).
Rechtsfolge 1 Part II 50 Years of Women's Suffrage in Switzerland - Interview with Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach In 2021, Switzerland celebrates 50 years of women's suffrage and voting rights. In the first episode of our podcast, we talk to Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach about the legal framework and hurdles as women's voting rights were introduced. Prof. Dr. Judith Wyttenbach is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Bern. This year, Judith Wyttenbach, together with Prof. em. Dr. Brigitte Studer, historian at the University of Bern, published a comprehensive study on the introduction of women's voting rights on behalf of the FRI (Swiss Institute for Feminist Legal Studies and Gender Law).