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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Dr. Lena-Maria Möller

Senior Research Fellow, Research Group: Changes in God's Law - An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws

Phone: +49 40 419 00 - 254

Facsimile: +49 40 419 00 - 288

Mail: moeller@mpipriv.de

Main Fields of Research:

Islamic Law; Muslim Family Law, particularly in the Arab Gulf States; Private International Law; Comparative Law 

 

Academic Career:

Born 1984; 2004-2010 Study of Middle East Studies and Law at the University of Hamburg and Columbia University, NY; 2006 Scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); 2009 Visiting Researcher at the Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion, Columbia University, NY; 2010 M.A. in Middle East Studies and Law (University of Hamburg); 2010-2013 Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law; Winter term 2013/14 Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Middle East Studies, University of Hamburg; 2015-2016 Member of the research initiative ‘The Gulf Family’, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar; Summer term 2016 Visiting Professor of Islamic Law, University of Münster, Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies; since 2018 Member of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities; since 2019 Associate Editor (‘Jurisprudential Trends’-section) Arab Law Quarterly (Brill).

Adjunct Professor at the University of Hamburg (2011-2013), the University of Augsburg (2014-2018) and since 2017 at the Landesbetrieb ZAF/AMD, Zentrum für Aus- und Fortbildung, Hamburg; April 2014 – April 2016 and again since October 2016 Senior Research Fellow Research Group: Changes in God's Law: An Inner Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws.

2014 Ph.D. in Law (University of Hamburg); recipient of the doctoral prize from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg and the Otto Hahn Medal 2014.

Memberships: Arab-Geman Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Commission on Legal Pluralism; Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Vorderer Orient; Gesellschaft für Arabisches und Islamisches Recht; Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung; International Society for Islamic Legal Studies; Middle East Studies Association

Current research project: Indeterminacy and judicial reasoning in Muslim family law


Recent Lectures:

15.03.19

Familienrecht und Religion: Ein Blick in das islamische Recht

14. Symposium für europäisches Familienrecht: Familienrecht und Religion – Europäische Perspektiven

  • Location: Universität Regensburg

19.02.19

Religiöser Einfluss auf staatliches Recht in islamischen Ländern

Interdisziplinäre Fachtagung Kirchenrecht im Dialog

  • Location: Priesterseminar Fulda

06.12.18

Zur Wahrnehmung von Geschlecht und Religion im IPR: Das Beispiel des islamisch geprägten Familienrechts

Studientag Legal Gender Studies

  • Location: Universität Hamburg

Recent Courses:

WS 2017/18

 

Introduction to Islamic Law

Lecture

  • Location: University of Augsburg

10.07.17

 

Einführung in das internationale Privatrecht

Seminar

  • Location: Landesbetrieb ZAF/AMD, Zentrum für Aus- und Fortbildung, Hamburg

SS 2016

 

Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Recht muslimischer Länder

Vorlesung

  • Location: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster