Fellows

 

 

Fellows

Janis Beckedorf
 

Janis Beckedorf

Working Title:
Tax Law Complexity – A Quantitative Analysis

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Reimer and Prof. Dr. Gertz

Description:
Tax law is regularly criticised for being too complex. What does complexity mean with respect to law, how can it be quantified and what insights can be gained about law? To answer these subquestions, the research uses insights from economics, systems theory and network research.

Viktoria Herold

Viktoria Herold

Working Title:
Democratic legitimation of automated decisions in the public administration

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Kube

Description:
The public administration of Germany increasingly relies on technology to fulfill their tasks. Some administrative acts are no longer issued only partially automatically, but are also created entirely without the involvement of humans. This can be problematic in terms of democratic legitimation, which is part of a fundamental principle of the german constitution. The study examines technical methods that can be used to create administrative acts partially or entirely through automation and examines which of these methods, and to which extent, do not result in a violation of democratic legitimation.
The aim of the study is to gain requirements for automated administrative acts as well as insights into options for the public administration to meet the requirements of democratic legitimation when using automation systems.
 

Philipp Sahrmann
 

Philipp Sahrmann

Working Title:
Surcharges and discounts for insolvency administrator remuneration - a software-supported empirical study

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Piekenbrock and Prof. Dr. Gertz

Description:
The study deals with the deviations from the regular remuneration of insolvency administrators, which are often perceived as intransparent and unpredictable. Supported by methods of automated text and natural language processing, submissions and resolutions are evaluated in order to gain insights into the practice of deviations. On the basis of these findings, the system of surcharges and discounts is analysed, existing reform proposals are discussed and possible changes in the application of the existing regulations are worked out.

Ramona Weik
 

Ramona Weik

Working Title:
Possible fields of application for (partial) automation of data protection requests concerning GDPR exemplified by German fiscal administrative procedure

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Reimer

Description:
The focus of research concerns questions of interpretation of the GDPR and possible fields of application for IT-based systems to provide a more effective way to make use of data protection requests and at the same time helping obligated parties to achieve compliance. Besides companies as possible obligors the further studies will also consider requests of citizens against public authorities using German fiscal administrative procedure as an example.
 

 

Associated fellows

 

 

Christian Dietze

Research Area:
Technical possibilities and legal limits of the use of "artificial intelligence" in judicial decision-making

 

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Matthias Hohmann

Working Title:
Digital Access to Justice

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Martini (Universität Speyer)

Description:
Digital transformation is changing our legal system. Germany is pushing the deployment of modern IT and automation in both its public administration and court system. In my dissertation, I examine how digitization affects access to justice as guaranteed by the German constitution. Also, I assess approaches to increase the effectiveness of legal procedures, such as structured submissions in civil litigation and internet courts.
 

Christopher-schmidt

Christopher Schmidt

Working Title:
The initial suspicion in the criminal investigation procedure

Description:
New developments in the field of software-supported forecasting methods are currently enabling German law enforcement authorities to automatically identify alleged crime risks. In the future, these new methods could awaken desires on the part of law enforcement authorities to base government intervention measures not only on the existence of reliable, sufficient evidence, but also on the existence of crime forecasts. To what extent § 152 para. II StPO opposes or legitimises the utilization of such automatically generated prognoses is the subject of this study.

Carla Schön

Carla Schön

Working Title:
Data from motion assistance systems as the basis of decision making in social law – Opportunities and approaches in the light of digitalisation of law

Tutor:
Prof. Dr. Schuhr

Description:
The use of motion assistance systems enables the collection of a variety of data from the user about specific physical activity and capabilities. The aim of this dissertation is not merely to explore the legal boundaries of data collection in this context, but rather the influence of the collected data on legal decision making and administrative processes. The chosen point of reference is the German Social Law. It is therefore the task to determine which of the, through the application of motion assistance systems, newly available data is of interest for the improvement of the basis of facts for decision making, while simultaneously considering the fundamental principles of German Social Law. Of interest is furthermore the determination of an ideal process in administrative procedures and decision making concerning the interpretation of the relevant data. In the modelling of this ideal process the influence and opportunities of digitalisation shall be inspected and fully utilised.
 

 

 

Tianyu Yuan

 

 

 

 

Moritz Winckler

 

 

   
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