Franz Albert Bauer, LL.M. (Harvard)

Research Associate under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Reinhard Zimmermann

Main Fields of Research

German and English law of obligations, history of private law in Germany and England, legal theory


Franz Bauer studied law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and the University of Oxford (Diploma in Legal Studies, 2013). During this time, he received a scholarship from the Max Weber Program of the State of Bavaria. After completing his first state exam in 2016, he earned a master’s degree (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School. From 2017 to 2019 he was a legal trainee (Rechtsreferendar) at the Higher Regional Court in Munich (Oberlandesgericht München); the traineeship included positions at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (with Advocate-General Prof. Dr. Juliane Kokott) and the German Embassy in Ottawa. From 2011 to 2019 he worked as student assistant and later as research assistant for Prof. Dr. Hans Christoph Grigoleit at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

Franz Bauer joined the Institute as research assistant in December 2019. In Hilary term 2022 he was Max Planck Gildesgame Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford.


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