mr.drs. (Maurits) MM Helmich

mr.drs. (Maurits) MM Helmich
PhD Candidate Erasmus School of Law Sociology, Theory and Methodology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
L6-103
Telephone
+31104088161
Email
helmich@law.eur.nl

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Maurits Helmich is interested in the political power of judges. Even within the confines of a well-functioning constitutional order, judicial power can fundamentally never fully be constrained by law. Judges will always have room to determine the content of open norms (interpretive power), to review the conduct of other state powers (cross-constitutional power), and to determine the boundaries of judicial authority as such (constitutive power). These different conceptions of judicial power are obviously intertwined and interrelated, but how precisely? That question has proven to be a tough nut to crack, and remains cause for much dispute.

Maurits hopes to shed some new light on the discussion by analyzing our constitutional-…

Maurits Helmich is interested in the political power of judges. Even within the confines of a well-functioning constitutional order, judicial power can fundamentally never fully be constrained by law. Judges will always have room to determine the content of open norms (interpretive power), to review the conduct of other state powers (cross-constitutional power), and to determine the boundaries of judicial authority as such (constitutive power). These different conceptions of judicial power are obviously intertwined and interrelated, but how precisely? That question has proven to be a tough nut to crack, and remains cause for much dispute.

Maurits hopes to shed some new light on the discussion by analyzing our constitutional-theoretical concepts through a more functional lens. How do they help us to coordinate politically, and how can they work to exclude 'hostile' conceptions of the political cooperation? By taking such a meta-perspective, perhaps we can solve some ancient myseries legalistic thought itself has never been able to solve.

Supervisor: Prof.dr.mr. W. van der Burg

        • M.M. Helmich (2019, februari 13). Conceptualizing the Judge. Three Archetypes. Woudestein Campus, EGSL lunch lecture.
        • M.M. Helmich (2019, juni 6). Restraint as a Foundation for Judicial Neutrality? Three Non Sequiturs. Museum Catherijne Convent, Utrecht, VWR Voorjaarsvergadering.
        • M.M. Helmich (2019, juni 13). In Defense of a Non-jusitificatory Jurisprudence. Campus University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy.
        • M.M. Helmich (2019, mei 24). Are Normative Theorists Required to Take Sides? Roterseiland Campus, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory.
        • M.M. Helmich (2019, april 15). The Spanish-Catalan Conflict. A Legal-philosophical Analysis. Woudestein Campus, STaM section seminar.
        • M.M. Helmich (2019, februari 16). Is Legal Philosophy a Branch of the Moral Philosophies? Warwick University, Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, januari 2). Legal Elasticity. On the Potential Influence of (Moral) Convictions in Law. Woudestein Campus, VWR Wintervergadering.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, november 30). Is Legal Philosophy a Branch of the Moral Philosophies? Kraków, Law and Mind 2: Legal Intuitions.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, april 24). Understanding the Catalan Constitutional Crisis: A Philosophical Analysis. King's College London, International Graduate Legal Research Conference.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, april 20). A Method for (Applied) Jurisprudential Analysis. Woodbrooke, Barchem, OZSW Spring School.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, juni 19). Understanding the Catalan Constitutional Crisis: A Philosophical Analysis. Washington, D.C., ATLAS Agora.
        • M.M. Helmich (2017, november 1). Interdisciplinary Dialogue in Legal and Political-philosophical Discourse. Woudestein Campus, INFAR graduate students seminar.
        • M.M. Helmich (2018, februari 17). Legal Elasticity: Conceptualizing the Gap Between Law's Form and Substance. Warwick University, Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory.
  • Bachelorwerkstuk

    Title
    Bachelorwerkstuk
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (bachelor 3)
  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Law
    Department
    Sociology, Theory and Methodology
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31104088161

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam