Burkhard Hess, Professor of Civil Procedure Law

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"Like modern societies as a whole, civil procedural law (and dispute resolution as a whole) is going through a period of great change. Dispute resolution has become more international in recent years, primarily due to European integration. Courts now operate competitively, and digitalization is permanently changing the organization of the judiciary and civil proceedings themselves. At the same time, civil courts are dealing with political proceedings, such as climate and human rights lawsuits. The task of legal research is to analyze and explain these changes in order to contribute to sustainable development." (Burkhard Hess)

Research areas:

* Comparative and European civil procedural law with a special interest in the differentiation and digitalization of dispute resolution.

Curriculum Vitae:

1991-1995 Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, research assistant at the Chair of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law
1996 Habilitation at the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
1995/1996 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg Professorship for Civil Law and Social Law at the Faculty of Law
1996-2003 Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen Chair of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, Private International Law and Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law
2008-2012 Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe - part-time judge
2003-2012 Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg Director of the Institute for Foreign and International Private and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law
2012-2023 Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law
since October 1, 2023 Professor of Civil Procedure Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Vienna