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Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Lehrstuhl Liebrecht

Curriculum vitae


Current employment

Since 2019

 Professor of Legal History at University of Zurich, Faculty of Law

  Academic career


Habilitation at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (venia legendi in Legal History and Private Law)


PhD degree at University of Regensburg’s Law Faculty (summa cum laude), Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zimmermann


Second State Exam in Law in Hamburg 


First State Exam in Law in Freiburg im Breisgau

1993 – 2000

Academic studies of Law and Philosophy at Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg im Breisgau  

  Previous employments

2013 – 2019

Senior Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

2007 – 2013

Research Associate at Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

2001 – 2004

Legal Clerkship, a.o. working with justice Lübbe-Wolf at German Constitutional Court

2001 – 2002

Research Assistant at Institute for Public Law, Freiburg im Breisgau (Prof. Dr. Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde)

1994 – 1997

Student Assistant at Institute of Legal History and Comparative Legal History (Prof. Dr. Karl Kroeschell) and the Institute Legal Philosophy and Canon Law (Prof. Dr. Alexander Hollerbach), Freiburg im Breisgau


Awards and scholarships


Hermann Conring Award for the best research achievement of 2013 and 2014 in the fields of Legal History, Legal Philosophy and Legal Theory carried out in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

2004 – 2006

PhD Scholarship of Gerda Henkel Foundation

1994 – 2000

Scholarship of German National Academic Foundation

2019 Guest lectureship at Tokyo University; 2021/22 Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study Oslo


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