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Chairs and Institutes at the Faculty of Law

17 professors are engaged in teaching and research at the Faculty of Law of Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf; eight institutes are centres of academic work with close ties to everyday law practice. 22 honorary professors and about 60 lecturers, who contribute their practical experience as judges and lawyers, support the teaching curriculum.

Please find below an overview of all professorships, chairs and institutes at the Faculty of Law.

(Further information and the addresses of these institutions can be found on the German-language homepages undefinedhere or please contact us at the Dean’s Office.)

Professorships and chairs in Civil Law
  • Chair of Private Law and Intellectual Property Law
    Prof. Dr. Jan Busche
  • Professor of Private Law, Labour Law and Comparative Law
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Feuerborn
  • Chair of Private Law, German and International Business Law
    Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale)
  • Chair of Private Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law
    Prof. Dr. Dirk Looschelders
  • Chair of Private Law, Commercial Law and Business Law
    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Noack
  • undefinedChair for Civil Law, German and European Competition Law
    Prof. Dr. Rupprecht Podszun
  • Chair of Private Law and Civil Procedure
    Prof. Dr. Katharina Hilbig-Lugani
  • Professor of Private Law, Civil Procedure and Commercial Law
    Prof. Dr. Nicola Preuß
Professorships and chairs in Public Law
  • Chair of Public Law and Theory of Administration
    Prof. Dr. Johannes Dietlein
  • Chair of Corporate Tax Law
  • Chair of German and Foreign Public Law,
    European Law and Public International Law
    Prof. Dr. Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof
  • Chair of Public Law, Legal Theory and Legal Sociology
    Prof. Dr. Martin Morlok
  • Professor of Public Law
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Michael
Professorships and chairs in Criminal Law
  • Chair of Criminal Law, Business Criminal Law and Media Law
    Prof. Dr. Karsten Altenhain
  • Chair of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
    Prof. Dr. Helmut Frister
  • Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Criminal Law, Sanctions and Criminology
    Prof. Dr Horst Schlehofer    
Junior professorships
  • Junior professor for Anglo-American Law
  • Institute for Legal Issues in Medicine
  • Institute for German and European Political Party Law and Research (PRuF)
  • Center for Intellectual Property Law (CIP)
  • Center for Information and Technology Law 
  • Insurance Law Institute
  • Center for Business and Corporate Law (CBC)
  • Institute for Bankruptcy and Restructuring Law (ISR)
  • Institute for Competition Law (IKartR)




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