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Dr Johannes Ungerer

LLM oec Halle


Prior to his tenured Oxford appointment, he taught and researched at the University of Bonn, where he also completed his PhD in the area of the law of damages (s.c.l.). He studied law in Halle and Cardiff as a Studienstiftung scholar, and graduated with the German First State Exam and a LL.M.oec. master’s degree in business and economic law. He qualified for the German judiciary and bar with the Second State Exam; his training placements included the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Bundesverfassungsgericht.

At Oxford, he delivers the entire two-year lecture series on German Law and offers tutorials in Contract Law, Tort Law, Comparative Private Law, and EU Law as well as in the Conflict of Laws for BCL/MJur students. He initiated and hosted the Oxford Comparative Moot in German Law. As invited lecturer, he also taught private international law at Humboldt University Berlin for LLM students in International Dispute Resolution.

His research explores private law from comparative, international, and interdisciplinary perspectives as reflected in his publications and presentations. He has collaboratively organised conferences on private international and comparative law, such as Default Rules in Private Law. In these areas, he has supervised research students and welcomes new proposals.

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  • Erich Brost Lecturer in German and European Union Law


  • Law