January 6th 2021: How militant are modern democracies? – A comparative approach between Germany and the USA

Part II
Can Committees protect a constitution? – A comparative analysis between German and US Constitutional law

Online Event | Monday, September 19, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. (CET)


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As the second part of our two-part series, Cristina Lloyd J.D. will elaborate on efforts taken to solidify the Electoral System of the United States and consider in general threats to American Democracy. She will provide some insight into the workings of the United States House of Representatives committees by re-examining the U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Prof. Dr. Fedtke will explore a comparative analysis of the militant elements enshrined in the German as well as the American Constitution, while particularly focusing on Select Committees and how they compare to their German equivalent.  This analysis will further consider the event of January 6th, 2021, the investigation thereof and conclude by considering the efficiency of militant elements provided in the respective constitutions.

The event is open to all interested parties, from students to lawyers and will be held in English.


Prof. Dr. Jörg Fedtke is the University of Passau’s current Chair of Common Law aswell as a part-time professor in International and Constitutional Law at Tulane Law School in New Orleans.Following his education at schools in Zambia, the Phillipines and Germany, he went on to study law and political science at the University of Hamburg, where he was later admitted to the bar aswell. After completing his Ph.D. summa cum laude (Institute for International Affairs, Prof. Ingo von Münch, Hamburg) and an academic full-time research position (Institute for Foreign and International Private Law and Law of Procedure, Prof. Ulrich Magnus, Hamburg), Prof. Fedtke joined the University College London first as a DAAD/Chance lecturer in German Law, then as a regular Lectureship in 2002 and a Readership in 2004. Before joining Tulane Law School in 2009 as a A.N. Yiannopoulos Professor in International and Comparative Law, he regularly taught upper class courses on the European Union and Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Texas in Austin. Additionally, in 2014 Prof. Fedtke joined the University of Passau as Chair of Common Law, where he continues his research in constitutional law, elections, comparative methodology and tort law and has provided advice as a foreign expert for UN- and EU-funded projects on numerous occasions.


Cristina M. Lloyd J.D. is an American lawyer and legal scholar specializing in both international law and comparative legal studies. Her expertise encompasses public and private law in Common and Civil Law jurisdictions while she also possess in-depth knowledge of American Constitutional Law. Beginning her academic career at the University of California in San Diego and completing both an LL.M. at the Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) and a Juris Doctor from the Boston University Law School, Cristina now works as a lecturer and senior researcher at the Chair for Public Law, European Law, and International Commercial Law held by Prof. Dr. Christian Tietje LL.M. at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). At said Chair Cristina coaches both the Skadden Arps Foreign Direct Investment and the WTO John H. Jackson moot court teams and is conducting research in the fields of international economic law, extraterritorial jurisdiction, disinformation, and principles of democracy.

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Date: 19. September 2022

Start time: 06:00 p.m. CEST

End time: 07:30 p.m. CEST

Venue: Online Event


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