• Second Edition “Die rechtliche Verfassung von Religionsgemeinschaften” (PhD dissertation, German) published

    As the first edition of my Ph.D. dissertation (from 2006) was out of print, the publisher decided to print a second edition. Emanuel V. Towfigh Die rechtliche Verfassung von Religionsgemeinschaften. Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der Bahai [The Legal…
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  • Diversity in the Legal Academy and in Legal Practice in Germany (German)

    Joint work with Michael Grünberger, Anna Katharina Mangold, Nora Markard and Mehrdad Payandeh Diversität in Rechtswissenschaft und Rechtspraxis: Ein Essay, 2021, Baden-Baden (Nomos) 77 pages essay, book 105 pages, open access (CC-BY-SA) Download at Nomos Publisher • Download…
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  • EBS 2021 Classroom Excellence Award

    From the speech by Jens-Philipp Müller: Our next winner is highly energetic. Not only do they aim for interaction, they live it. Whether it’d be by staying in the classroom during breaks to discuss topics with students or…
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    The Vaccine Passport: Constitutionally permitted – and even required

    by Alexander Stremitzer, Kevin Cope and Emanuel V. TowfighWe are witnessing a fierce political and social debate about whether those who have had their Covid vaccine shots should be allowed to move more freely than unvaccinated people. Opponents…
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  • Discussion Paper (German): Empirical Approaches to Proving Discrimination

    Emanuel V. Towfigh, Der Umgang mit Empirie beim Nachweis von Diskriminierung Discussion Papers of the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 2021/02 Download @ SSRN | Download from this Site for publication in Mangold/Payandeh, Handbuch Antidiskriminierungsrecht,…
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  • Online Symposium “Empirical Turn” on Law’s|Empirics Blog

    Hamann & Towfigh, Online Symposium »Empirical Turn«, LAW’S|EMPIRICS, 20.11.2020 Link | DOI: 10.25527/re.2020.06 Ten years ago, German legal researcher Niels Petersen published an academic manifesto (in German, accompanied by an abstract in English) analysing whether continental jurisprudence might…
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  • Making Open Access Viable Economically

    Andrew Hyde, a member of the editorial team with which the Journal has partnered at Cambridge University Press, as well as Russell A. Miller and Emanuel V. Towfigh, two of the German Law Journal’s co-Editors-in-Chief, open our »From…
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  • Die Entwicklung des Verhältnisses des Bahá’í-Rechts zum säkularen deutschen Recht. Eine Untersuchung zum Umgang mit Rechtskollisionen

    (German) in: Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte (ZRGG), Vol. 72 (2020), Issue 3, pp. 286-310 manuscript (free of charge) | published version (paywall) Abstract Bahá’í law differentiates between a secular and a sacred legal sphere, intertwining both by…
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