Anne Kühler, Professorship for Legal Ethics and Philosophy of Law

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Faculty of Law

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"The achievements of the rule of law and democracy cannot be taken for granted, but are highly fragile. For them to endure, we need to be convinced to stand up for them. Research in the philosophy of law contributes to an understanding of these achievements by critically rethinking the legitimacy of the law and offering points of reference in order to constantly reassure ourselves of its foundations. It thus also makes an important contribution to social debates." (Anne Kühler)


Research areas:

* Philosophy of law
* Legal ethics
* Methodology
* Constitutional law, fundamental and human rights
* Fundamentals of migration law


Curriculum Vitae:

2001-2005 Research Assistant, University of Basel and University of Bern
2007 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia University, New York
2008-2012 Clerk at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court
2010 Doctorate (Dr. iur.), University of Bern
2012-2021 Senior Assistant and Lecturer in the field of Fundamentals of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich
2012-2014 Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lucerne
2013 Research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg
2014 Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy, University of Basel
Since 2019 Secretary General of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR)
2020 Habilitation at the University of Zurich, appointed Privatdozentin and awarded the venia legendi for public law, European law, philosophy of law and methodology
2020-2021 Lecturer at the Law School of the University of St. Gallen
2021 Fellow at the Center for Religious Constitutional Law (ZRV) at the University of Lucerne
2022-2023 Research assistant at the University of Zurich; establishment of the Center for Migration Law Zurich (ZMZ)
since February 2023 Professor of Legal Ethics and Philosophy of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna