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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Forster

Chairholder: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Forster

Personal Details

1966

Born in Ingolstadt

1987 – 1992

Studies in Law and Philosophy at LMU Munich (sponsored by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the Bavarian scholarship system)

1992

1st State Examination in Law

1995

2nd State Examination in Law

1995 – 2000

Research Assistant at KU Eichstätt/Ingolstadt

2000

Doctorate in Law at LMU Munich (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Landau)

  • Dissertation: Karl Friedrich Krauses frühe Rechtsphilosophie und ihr geistesgeschichtlicher Hintergrund
  • decorated with the Max-Weber-Award (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities) and the Faculty Award of LMU Munich

2000 – 2003

Research Assistant at FAU Erlangen

2003 – 2007

Research Assistant at LMU München

2005

Habilitation at LMU Munich (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Harald Siems)

  • Thesis: Konkurs als Verfahren. Francisco Salgado de Somoza in der Geschichte des Insolvenzrechts (printing sponsored by the DFG (German Research Foundation))
  • decorated with the Hermann-Conring-Award 2010

2007 – 2011

Professor for Civil Law and Legal Philosophy, University Gießen

Oktober 2010

Visiting Professor at University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, USA

Seit 2011

Professor for Civil Law, Comparative Legal History and Legal Philosophy, University Tübingen

2013

Co-Applicant of Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception, granted by the DFG (German Research Foundation)

2014

Co-Promoter of the 40th "Deutscher Rechtshistorikertag"

Specialized Memberships

  • Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung
  • Gesellschaft für Bayerische Rechtsgeschichte

Further Functions

  • Member of the "Kommission zur Untersuchung von Fehlverhalten in der Wissenschaft"