Priv.-Doz. Dr. Konrad Duden, LL.M. (Cambridge)
Main Fields of Research
Private International Law and International Civil Procedure, Family Law, Comparative Law
Konrad Duden studied chemistry and law at the Universities of Munich, Heidelberg and Bilbao. Both during and following his studies he worked as a student assistant and research assistant at the Institute for comparative law, conflict of laws and international business law at the University of Heidelberg (chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas Pfeiffer). After completing a Master’s programme at the University of Cambridge, he was awarded his doctoral degree in 2015 by the University of Heidelberg. In 2021, Konrad Duden was subsequently awarded his post-doctoral degree from the University of Hamburg on the basis of a work (Habilitationsschrift) that examined the meaning of digitalization for property law.
His doctoral dissertation ("Leihmutterschaft im Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrecht" [Surrogate Motherhood in Private International Law and the Law of International Civil Procedure]) was supervised by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Erik Jayme and received multiple honours, including the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Gerhard Kegel Prize of the German Society of International Law. He sat for the second state exam in law following his legal traineeship (Referendariat), which included stations at the German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Commission.
In 2016 Konrad Duden became a research fellow in the working group of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Jürgen Basedow, under whom he had been working as an assistant at the Institute since 2012. He is, additionally, a lecturer at the University of Hamburg, a member of the Young Academy with the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz, and since 2018 a member of the “Zukunftsfakultät” of “Recht im Kontext” at the Humboldt University of Berlin.