Prof. Stefan Vogenauer

Prof. Stefan Vogenauer

Curriculum Vitae

Stefan Vogenauer was born in Eutin in 1968. He read law at the Universities of Kiel, Paris and Oxford (MJur) and did his practical training in Regensburg where he also was a Research Assistant at the University. He went on to be a Senior Research Fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. From 2003 to 2015 he held the statutory Chair in Comparative Law at the University of Oxford where he also served as Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law and as Fellow of Brasenose College. For his comparative and historical analysis of the interpretation of statutes in English, French, German and EU law, Die Auslegung von Gesetzen in England und auf dem Kontinent, he was awarded the Max Weber Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society in 2002, as well as the 2008 Prize of the German Legal History Conference. In 2012 a Humboldt Award was conferred upon him ‘in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research’. Vogenauer has been a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society since 2014 and Director of the Frankfurt Institute for European Legal History since 2015. He has held visiting positions at the universities of Melbourne, Paris II and Stellenbosch, and also at Bucerius Law School, Louisiana State University (LSU), New York University (NYU) and the University of Texas at Austin. He works mostly in the areas of European legal history, comparative law and transnational private law. He has a particular interest in legal transfers in the common law world, the history of EU law and the comparative history of legal method.Stefan Vogenauer was born in Eutin in 1968. He read law at the Universities of Kiel, Paris and Oxford (MJur) and did his practical training in Regensburg where he also was a Research Assistant at the University. He went on to be a Senior Research Fellow at the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. From 2003 to 2015 he held the statutory Chair in Comparative Law at the University of Oxford where he also served as Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law and as Fellow of Brasenose College. For his comparative and historical analysis of the interpretation of statutes in English, French, German and EU law, Die Auslegung von Gesetzen in England und auf dem Kontinent, he was awarded the Max Weber Prize of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society in 2002, as well as the 2008 Prize of the German Legal History Conference. In 2012 a Humboldt Award was conferred upon him ‘in recognition of his lifetime achievements in research’. Vogenauer has been a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society since 2014 and Director of the Frankfurt Institute for European Legal History since 2015. He has held visiting positions at the universities of Melbourne, Paris II and Stellenbosch, and also at Bucerius Law School, Louisiana State University (LSU), New York University (NYU) and the University of Texas at Austin. He works mostly in the areas of European legal history, comparative law and transnational private law. He has a particular interest in legal transfers in the common law world, the history of EU law and the comparative history of legal method.
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