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Academic Profiles

Susanne Augenhofer
is a Professor of Law at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany where she holds a junior professorship (Juniorprofessur) for Civil Law and European Private Law, with a special focus on consumer and competition law since 2009. Professor Augenhofer studied law at the Universities of Graz and Milan (graduation 1999), Vienna (doctor iuris), Yale (LL.M.) as well as the FU Berlin (LL.M.) and conducted research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany), the London School of Economics (Great Britain) and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Professor Augenhofer's current focus in teaching and research ranges from antitrust and unfair competition law to civil and consumer law as well as the harmonisation of European private law, with a special emphasis on the enforcement of rights. She is the co-founder of the Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic (together with Professor Singer), the first German legal clinic for consumer rights.

Professor Bonell is Professor Emeritus at the Law Faculty of the University of Rome I "La Sapienza". In his field of research, international contract and trade law, he held leading positions, among others as Chairman or representative of Italy in multiple International forums (UNIDROIT Principles of International, UNCITRAL, CISG (Vienna, 1980)) and from 1982 to 2001 he was a member of the Commission on European Contract Law. He graduated with Law Degrees Honoris Causa from the University of Louvain-La Neuve and the University of Basel. Prof. Bonell has also worked as a visiting Professor at the Columbia University School of Law, the University of California School of Law at Davis and the University of Oxford. He is the Membre titulaire of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the Editor in chief of the database “UNILEX - International Case Law & Bibliography on the CISG and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts”.

Martin Heger (born 1968) has been a Professor for criminal law, criminal procedural law, European criminal law and modern history of law at the Humboldt University since 2006. He wrote his PhD in 2002 on the beneficial use in the early modern age. Since then his focus has shifted. His habilitation dissertation, the Europeanization of the environmental criminal law, and his later research focus on the influence of European law on national criminal law and criminal procedural law. In addition to this, he specializes in interdisciplinary discussion, especially on sports as a subject of the humanitarian and social sciences (i.e. doping). At the law faculty he is part of the organizing team for the Jewish law courses, the student exchange program east west as well as the European Law School.

Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC is a Professor of Law at King’s College London. He was previously an Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (1988-2006). Before that, he was Professor of European Law in the University of London (1974-1988), and from 1981 Director of the Centre of European Law at King’s College London. He was also in practice at the English Bar, and appeared frequently as Queen’s Counsel at the European Court of Justice. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple. In his field of research, European Union law, International law and the European Convention on Human Rights he is author of many books and articles in legal journals. He was founding editor of the Yearbook of European Law and general editor of the Oxford EU law library. He is a foreign member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. In November 2005 he was appointed a member of the Privy Council and he was knighted in the New Year’s Honors 2006. He was elected President of the European Law Institute in May 2011, and is President of Missing Children Europe.


Professor Dr. Armel le Divellec experiences the objective of the European Law School: a transborder and comparative education. He has published his thus accumulated experience and different perspectives in multiple journals and anthologies in both German and French. Since 2009 he works as a professor of the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, in the field of the public law, with a specialization in comparative constitutionalism. He is a founding member and managing editor of the Magazine Jus Politicum, Co-publisher des Dictionnaire du droit constitutionnal, member of the research institute Michel Vielley and of the Conseil de l’Ecole doctorale Georges Vedel (Public law and political sciences). In 2010 Professor le Divellec is responsible fort he European Law School at the University Assas.

Christoph Möllers, born 1969, studied law, philosophy and comparative studies in Tübingen, Madrid and Munich. Since 2009 he is a Professor for public law and philosophy of law. In this position he performs researches in all areas of public law, with an emphasis put on the constitutional law, comparison of constitutions, in the constitutional theory of the European and international constitutionalization- process, the democratic theory in public law, the rules of public regulations and questions of economic theories of law and the normative theory. In 2005 Möllers was awarded the Emile Noel-Fellowship at the New-York Universities School of law and in 2006/2007 the fellowship of institute for advanced studies, Berlin. Since the beginning of 2011 he is a judge in subsidiary office at the administrative appeals tribunal of Berlin- Brandenburg.

Laura Moscati is a full professor of History of law at the Law Faculty of La Sapienza University of Rome. She is in charge of the Faculty’s International Affairs, member of the Selection Committee in the Department of Juridical Sciences and head of the History of Law division. She has carried out many research works and teaching activities abroad (Germany, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the US and France). Among her most recent publications: Intellectual property law in the European Legal Context: Tools and Perspectives (2011); Sulla libertà contrattuale tra Code de commerce e Codice italiano del 1882 (2010); Influence européennes et science juridique italienne dans la première moitié du XIX siècle (2008); Au-delà du Code de commerce: quelques réflexions sur l'apport de Jean-Marie Pardessus (2008); Le Code civil et le destin de la propriété intellectuelle en Europe (2008).  


 Since 1994 Prof. Dr. Christoph Paulus has been a Professor of civil, civil procedure and bankruptcy law as well as Roman law at the law faculty of the Humboldt University, Berlin. He is one of the worlds leading law professors in insolvency law, where the emphasis of his research lies, specifically in state insolvency. He has assisted, for example, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in principles of insolvency law, insolvency of states as well as the review of national insolvency laws. He is a member of numerous international associations. In addition to his textbooks on civil procedure law and insolvency law, he is the author of countless articles and contributions as well as (co-) publisher of legal commentaries on the civil procedure and the (European) insolvency law and the ZIP. During the time he wrote his L.L.M. at Berkley he was a Feodor Lynen beneficiary of the Alexander v. Humboldt foundation. For his habilitation he received the medal of the Université Paris II, in the context of the international competition Gerard Boulvert, he now regularly teachers there, as a visiting professor.

Ingolf Pernice is the director of the Walter Hallenstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law. He studied in Marburg, Geneva, Freiburg and at the College of Europe in Bruges. After his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court in Munich and his doctorate on European Fundamental Rights, he became an official of the European Commission in Brussels in 1980, first on the topic of competition and later on legal service. In 1987 he did his state doctorate about “equity and hardship clause in public law” in Bayreuth. In 1993 he joined the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Since 1996 he has been a professor of public law, public international law and European law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the „European Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development“ of the European Commission. In 1997 he founded the Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law and in 1998 the European Constitutional Law Network. He is the host of the lecture series „Forum Constitutionis Europae“ (FCE) and „Humboldt-Reden zu Europa“ (HRE). Since 2006 he has been leading the DFG – Graduate School „Verfassung jenseits des Staates” (Constitution Beyond the State) and from 2006 to 2008 he was the dean of his faculty.

Michael Schillig is Senior Lecturer in International Commercial and Financial Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London. He read law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, obtained his LLM from King’s and his Dr. iur. from Humboldt University, Berlin. In Spring 2011 he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael has previously taught at the University of Passau in Germany, the University of Sheffield, Helsinki University, Finland, the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. His research focuses on European and comparative commercial, corporate and corporate insolvency law. As a Rechtsanwalt, he advises on cross-border insolvency law and corporate law cases, involving mainly Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.

Professor Reinhard Singer studied math, physics and law in Stuttgart and Munich from 1970 to 1978. After he had worked as a law professor for 10 years in Rostock and had been an active judge for the higher regional court of Rostock he was appointed to be Professor at the Humboldt University Berlin for civil law, employment law, attorney law, domestic relations law und sociology of law. Since October 2011 he is the appointed representative of the Humboldt University for the coordination of the centre for German studies at the Peking University. Additionally, since March 2011, he is a professor of the Chinese-German faculty of the Tongji-University in Shanghai (China). He is managing director of Berlin’s attorney institute, member of the working group vocational law of the federal tax consulting office and chairman of the court of honor of the German Society for Psychology. Since 2008 he is active in the board of the Berlin Society for Law. In April 2012 he was elected Dean of the law school. His research focuses on civil law, employment law and attorney law.

Professor Dr. Luis Vogel, LL.M. is professor for private law. Till recently he was the President of the Université Paris II Assas. He is responsible for the Master II European business law and European comparative law programs, director of the institute for comparative law and President of PRES Sorbonne Universités. He is a member of the administrative board of the Associations of universities. He obtained his LL.M. from Yale Law School and has been professor at the College of Europe and since 1994 at Assas. In his field of research, business law and competition law, he both publishes and holds official posts. He is member of the Steering Committee for the competition law study group at the competition authority and general reporter for the French association for competition law studies. He edits the Dalloz encyclopaedia for commercial law, founded the periodical Dalloz Affaires and is the director of several JurisClasseurs (comparative law, international law, competition law).

Gerhard Werle is Professor of German and international criminal law, criminal procedure and modern legal history at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. He is the director of the Franz von Liszt Institute for International Criminal Law and the South African-German Centre for Development Research and Criminal Justice (University of the Western Cape, Cape Town). At the centre of Gerhard Werle’s research interests are crimes that occur on a large scale and in a systematic manner (“Systemunrecht”). His textbook on international criminal law has been translated into six languages, partly in multiple editions. He has also published extensively on the prosecution of both Nazi crimes and human rights violations committed in the former German Democratic Republic.

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