Alix Schulz

Alix Schulz is an MJur-graduate of the University of Oxford. She is now a research assistant and PhD candidate at the Institute for Comparative Law, Conflict of Laws and International Business Law at the University of Heidelberg (Chair Prof. Dr. Marc-Philippe Weller).

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Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

Equal Marriage – Unequal Parenthood

In 2017, same-sex couples in Germany were granted the right to marry. While the legislator’s decision was celebrated at the time, much remains to be done. In particular, the law of parentage still does not adequately reflect the ...
Horizontality and the Constitutional Right to Equality– Recent Developments in the Jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court

Horizontality and the Constitutional Right to Equality– Recent Developments in the Jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court

Two recent decisions by the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht - BVerfG) shed new light on the horizontal effects of the constitutional right to equality in private law relationships. The Court identified ...