Sophia Schulz

Research Associate in the Centre for the Application of Foreign Law

Main Fields of Research

Tort Law, compensation, mental health, comparison of laws, international arbitration, alternative dispute resolution


Sophia Schulz joined the Institute in September 2017. She is a research associate in Priv.-Doz. Dr. Jan Peter Schmidt’s team working on the law report series “Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiete des internationalen Privatrechts”, a collection of German case law in the field of private international law.

Sophia studied law at the University of Hamburg with a focus on international and European private law and comparison of laws. She passed the First State Exam at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg in 2017. During her studies, she worked in various law firms in international commercial law, arbitration law, corporate law and intellectual property law in both Germany and Spain. She also participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court and worked as a coach for the team of the University of Hamburg. In 2018, she also served as a moot court coach at the Summer School on Comparative Constitutional Law in Kazakhstan as part of the "Go East" initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service.

As part of her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Celle, which she completed with the second state exam in 2020, she worked, amongst others, at a U.S. law firm in New York City in the area of corporate law.

Sophia Schulz is a doctoral student at the University of Hamburg of RiOLG Prof. Dr. Ulrich Magnus and former doctoral student of Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski († 2022). She is conducting research on damages for mental distress. Her doctoral project is supported by a scholarship of the FAZIT Foundation.

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