Academic Career

1989-1994
Study of Law in Passau und Cambridge

1992-1997
Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

1994
First state law exam

1994-1996
Senior Research Assistant, Chair for Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law (Prof. Klaus Schurig) at the University of Passau

1995
Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Cambridge University (King’s College)

1997-1999
Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Prof. Kropholler)

1999-2000
Joseph Story Fellow at Harvard Law School

2000
Doctoral dissertation completed at the University of Passau and second state law exam

2001-2002
Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

2002-2007
Associate Professor at Duke University School of Law

2005
Lloyd Cutler Fellow at American Academy in Berlin

2007-2012
Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law

2009-2010
Katherine and Martin Crane Fellow at Princeton University, Program in Law and Public Affairs

2012-2019
Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law

seit 2018
zusätzlich Lehrstuhl für Global Law an der Queen Mary University of London

since 1.1.2019
Director at the Institute

since Juli 2019
Professor at the University of Hamburg

Guest Professor at:

  • Duke University School of Law (Spring 2002)
  • Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (Spring 2009)
  • Princeton University (Spring 2010)
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (Fall 2010)
  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law (January 2011)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (November 2011)
  • Tel Aviv University, Buchmann Faculty of Law (June 2017)

Memberships:

  • Academia Europaea
  • Académie internationale de droit comparé (Titular Member)
  • American Branch of the International Law Association
  • American Law Institute
  • American Society of Comparative Law
  • American Society of International Law
  • American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht
  • Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht
  • Selden Society
  • Societé de Législation Comparée
  • Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung
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