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Prof Dr Gerhard Dannemann, MA (Oxon)


Chair English Law, British Economy and Politics



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Gerhard Dannemann is Professor of English Law, British Economy and Politics and Director of the Centre.

He studied law at Freiburg i.Br. and Bonn and has taught German and English law at Freiburg (Assistant Lecturer 1988-91), at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Fellow in German Law) from 1991 until 1994; at University College London (Visiting Lecturer, then Lecturer) from 1992 until 1995, and at the University of Oxford from 1994 until 2002 (University Lecturer, then Reader in Comparative Law), where he was also a Fellow of Worcester College from 1995-2002.

Gerhard Dannemann qualified as a Dr jur. in Freiburg i.Br. in 1994, and as Dr jur. habil. in 2002.

Professor Dannemann joined the Centre for British Studies in 2003. He has published widely, in particular on the English and German legal systems, contract, tort, unjust enrichment, private international law, and also on standards of good academic practice. He is the founder and general editor of the Oxford University Comparative Law Forum and the German Law Archive, founding member of the Acquis Group (European Research Group on Existing EC Private Law); chair of the Group’s Redaction Committee and Terminology Group, and Research Fellow of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford.

On the M.A. British Studies programme, Professor Dannemann teaches ‘English Legal System’, ‘Contracts’, and ‘Commercial Law’, and co-teaches “Constitutional Law and Political System’.