The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law is part of Max Planck Law.
Max Planck Law is a network of all ten legal MPIs and brings together more than 200 PhD candidates as well as various PostDocs across Germany and Luxembourg. Max Planck Law improves the quality of research at each institute by various activities:
- Each year, the Max Planck Law Conference takes place at the Harnack Haus in Berlin, bringing together researchers from various disciplines of law and related fields from all levels of seniority: from PhDs via PostDocs to directors, everybody is welcome to present and discuss their research.
- Plenty of initiatives have been formed, focusing on specific cross- and interdisciplinary topics. Currently, there are initiatives focusing on European Law, Law and Climate Change, the role of Law with regard to tech and society, race and social justice, legal research methods, Latin America, and China. These initiatives facilitate the exchange between researchers from different institutes and are a forum for new ideas and concepts.
- With Max Planck Law researchers have the possibility to participate in exchange programmes with the University of Cambridge, Singapore University and Melbourne Law School.
- Max Planck Law offers curriculum events on important legal topics.
- Max Planck Law organises workshops for career development.
In addition, Max Planck Law streamlines the research done at the ten legal MPIs. While each MPI individually has restricted visibility in the world, often limited to their specific legal research topic, combined under Max Planck Law, we rank under the Top 1 to Top 5 of legal research institutions worldwide depending on the metric.