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Jörg Fedtke
  • A.N. Yiannopoulos Professor in Comparative Law
  • Co-Director, Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law
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  • jfedtke@tulane.edu
  • Weinmann Hall, Suite 216-D
  • 504-865-5977
Jorg Fedtke

Selected Publications

The Culture of German Tort Law, 3 J. of European Tort L. 183-209 (2012) 

Damages for the Negligence of Statutory Bodies. The Empirical and Comparative Dimension to an Unending Debate (with Sir Basil Markesinis), 52 Public Law 299-330 (2007)

Authority or Reason? The Economic Consequences for Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty in a Comparative Perspective (with Sir Basil Markesinis), 18 European Business Law Review, 5-75 (2007) 

‘The Judge as Comparatist’ (with Sir Basil Markesinis) in: [2005/2006] Tulane Law Review 11-167 (2005/2006)

‘Concerns and Ideas About the Developing English Law of Privacy (And How Knowledge of Foreign Law Might Be of Help)’ (with Basil Markesinis, Colm O’Cinneide and Myriam Hunter-Henin), [2004] 52 American Journal of Comparative Law 133-208 

Books

Engaging in Foreign Law (with Sir Basil Markesinis), Hart Publishing (Oxford 2009) [reviews: Carsten Gerner-Beuerle, King’s Law Journal Vol. 20 No. 3 (2009), 527-534; Sebastian Martens, Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 75 (2011), 160-165; P. Marchal, Revue de droit international et comparé, 2009, n° 4, 667- 672]

Human Rights and the Private Sphere – A Comparative Analysis (co-edited with Dawn Oliver), Routledge-Cavendish (London 2007) [reviews: (121) 2008 Harvard Law Review 2271, online at: http://harvardlawreview.org/media/pdf/recent_pubs0608.pdf; Ruchira Goswami, 1 National University of Juridical Sciences L. Rev. (2008) 185-188, online at http://www.law.tulane.edu/uploadedFiles/Institutes_and_Centers/Eason_Weinmann/hrpsnujs.pdf]

Judicial Recourse to Foreign Law (with Sir Basil Markesinis and contributions by Laurie Ackermann, Aharon Barak, Brun-Otto Bryde, Guy Canivet, Sir Sydney Kentridge, Christof Rozakis, and Konrad Schiemann), Routledge-Cavendish (London 2006) [Italian edition: Giudici e Diritto Straniero, Società editrice il Mulino (Bologna 2009)]

Patterns of Regionalism and Federalism (co-edited with Sir Basil Markesinis), Hart Publishing (Oxford 2005)

Die Rezeption von Verfassungsrecht. Südafrika 1993-1996, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft (Baden-Baden 2000) [reviews: Hanri Mostert, (2004) German Law Journal Vol. 04 No. 2, pp. 187-197, online at http://www.germanlawjournal.com/article.php?id=236; Edzard Schmidt-Jorzig, (2002) Verfassung und Recht in Übersee 35, pp. 327-330, online at http://www.vrue.nomos.de/fileadmin/vrue/doc/VRUE2002_Heft2.pdf; Silke Becker, Portal für Politikwissenschaft (01/2006), online at http://www.pwportal.de/rezension/12567-die-rezeption-von-verfassungsrecht]

Books and Book Chapters

‘The Changing Nature of U.S. (Common?) Tort Law’ in: Festschrift Ulrich Magnus (Sellier, Munich 2013), pp. 3-19 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2012’ (with Florian Wagner-von Papp) in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2012, Springer (Vienna/New York, 2013), pp. 261-300 

‘Legal Transplants’ in: Jan Smits (ed), Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (2d edn, Cheltenham 2012), pp. 550-554

‘Privacy’ (with Colm O’Cinneide and Myriam Hunter-Henin) in: Jan Smits (ed), Elgar Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (2d edn, Cheltenham 2012), pp. 687-700 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2011’ (with Florian Wagner-von Papp) in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2011, Springer (Vienna/New York, 2012), pp. 250-286 

‘Electoral Reform in Egypt’ in: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (ed), Electoral Systems (Cairo, 2011), pp. 85-117 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2010’ (with Florian Wagner-von Papp) in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2010, Springer (Vienna/New York, 2011), pp. 200-246 

‘The Protective Purpose of the Rule’ in: Attila Fenyves, Ernst Karner, Helmut Koziol and Elisabeth Steines (eds), Tort Law in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights (2011), pp. 539-566 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2009’ (with Florian Wagner-von Papp) in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2009, Springer (Vienna/New York, 2010), pp. 217-263 

‘Damage Caused by GMOs under German Law’ in: B.A. Koch (ed.), Damage Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms, De Gruyter (Berlin/New York 2010), pp. 212-246 

‘Economic Loss Caused by GMOs in Germany’ in: B.A. Koch (ed.), Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms, Springer (Vienna/New York 2010), pp. 213- 232 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2008’ (with Florian Wagner-von Papp) in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2008, Springer (Vienna/New York 2009), pp. 285-323 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2007’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2007, Springer (Vienna/New York 2008), pp. 288-308 

‘Constitutional Transplants – Returning to the Garden’ in: Jane Holder/Colm O’Cinneide (eds), Current Legal Problems (Volume 61), OUP (Oxford 2009), pp. 49-94 

‘Economic Loss Caused by GMOs in Germany’ in: Bernhard A. Koch (ed): Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Crops. Liability and Redress for the Adventitious Presence of GMOs in Non-GM Crops, Springer (Vienna/New York 2008), pp. 213-232 

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2006’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2006, Springer (Vienna/New York 2007), pp. 213-236

‘From Indirect to Direct Effect in South Africa: A System in Transition’ in: Dawn Oliver/Jörg Fedtke (eds), Human Rights and the Private Sphere – A Comparative Analysis, Routledge Cavendish (London 2007), pp. 351-377

‘Drittwirkung in Germany’ in: Dawn Oliver/Jörg Fedtke (eds), Human Rights and the Private Sphere – A Comparative Analysis, Routledge Cavendish (London 2007), pp. 125- 156 

‘Identity Cards and Data Protection: Security Interests and Personal Freedom in Times of Crisis in: Jane Holder/Colm O’Cinneide (eds), Current Legal Problems (Volume 59), OUP (Oxford 2006), pp. 242-276

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2005’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2005, Springer (Vienna/New York 2006), pp. 281-305

‘State Liability in Times of Budgetary Crisis’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2005, Springer (Vienna/New York 2006), pp. 42-54

‘Legal Transplants’ in: Jan Smits (ed), Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (2006), pp. 434-437 ‘Privacy’ (with Colm O’Cinneide and Myriam Hunter-Henin) in: Jan Smits (ed), Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (2006), pp. 554-565

‘Human Rights in a Federal System’ in Jörg Fedtke/Sir Basil Markesinis (eds), Patterns of Regionalism and Federalism, Hart Publishing (Oxford 2005), pp. 91-107

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2004’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2004, Springer (Vienna/New York 2005), pp. 300-326

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2003’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2003, Springer (Vienna/New York 2004), pp. 180-211 

‘Strict Liability for Car Drivers in Accidents Involving “Bicycle Guerrillas”? Some Comments on the Proposed Fifth Motor Directive of the European Commission’ in: [2003] American Journal of Comparative Law 941-957

‘Contributory Negligence under German Law’ (with Ulrich Magnus) in: Ulrich Magnus/Miquel Martín Casals (eds), Unification of Tort Law: Contributory Negligence, Kluwer International (The Hague 2003), pp. 75-98

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2002’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2002, Springer (Vienna/New York 2003), pp. 206-230 ‘The Reform of German Tort Law’ in: European Review of Private Law 4/2003, pp. 485- 508

‘Liability for Damage Caused by Others under German Law’ (with Ulrich Magnus) in: Bernhard A. Koch (ed), Liability for Damage Caused by Others, Kluwer International (The Hague 2003), pp. 105-131

‘The Impact of Social Security Law on Tort Law in Germany’ (with Ulrich Magnus) in: Ulrich Magnus (ed), The Impact of Social Security Law on Tort Law, Springer (Vienna/New York 2003), pp. 86-115

‘Spreading the Gospel (and the name of the Evangelist)’ (with Sir Basil Markesinis and Jonathan Pratter) in: Sir Basil Markesinis, Foreign Law and Comparative Methodology in the Courtroom and the Classroom. The Story of the Last Thirty-Five Years, Hart Publishing (Oxford 2003)

‘Country Report German Tort Law 2001’ in: Helmut Koziol/Barbara Steiniger (eds), European Tort Law 2001, Springer (Vienna/New York 2002), pp. 229-268

‘Strict Liability under German Law’ (with Ulrich Magnus) in: Koziol (ed), Strict Liability, Kluwer International (The Hague 2002), pp. 147-176

‘Non-Pecuniary Loss under German Law’ (with Ulrich Magnus) in: Horton Rogers (ed), Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss in a Comparative Perspective, Springer (Vienna/New York 2001), pp. 109-128

‘Das Recht auf Leben und Gesundheit, Patentschutz und das Verfahren des High Court of South Africa zur Verfassungsmässigkeit des südafrikanischen Medicines and Related Substances Control Amendment Act’ in: Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America 4/2001, pp. 489-519

‘Friedhofszwang in Schleswig-Holstein’ in: Zeitschrift für öffentliches Recht in Norddeutschland 12/2000, pp. 493-494