German “Free Law” Symposium Underway

A symposium considering the troubled legacy of Hermann Kantorowicz’s Kampf and the struggle to free law from formalism is underway at Washington & Lee University School of Law.  After a wonderful welcome from our new Dean, Nora Demleitner, the first panel focused on the intellectual history of Kampf (translation available as The Battle for Legal Science).  The second panel, which will discuss “Free Law” in German Jurisprudence, is now in progress.  It will feature remarks by symposium organizer and German Constitutional Law expert, Russell Miller.  Professor Catherine M.A. McCauliff is currently presenting her paper.

To visit the German Law Journal, a sponsor of this symposium, go to  More information about the symposium is available at

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