Johann Laux is a PhD candidate in Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany. He holds a Master’s in Politics and Government from the London School of Economics, a Master’s in Public International Law and EU Law from the University of Hamburg, and a Baccalaureus Juris in Law from the University of Hamburg. He studied Philosophy at King’s College London and was a visiting doctoral researcher at UC Berkeley from 2016 to 2018. He interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union. His journalistic writing has appeared in, amongst other publications, Die ZEIT and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Johann is interested in how legal institutions perform their cognitive tasks. He approaches normative questions of legal authority from the perspective of institutional design, drawing on social psychology, decision-making theory, and behavioral science. His most recent publication analyzes the use of online open source evidence by the International Criminal Court. He was part of Amnesty International’s inaugural Digital Verification Corps.
His website can be found at: www.johannlaux.com