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Professor Schäfer

Projects

  • law of obligations (commentary and textbook)
  • private legal history (textbook)
  • history of codification (Saxonian Civil Code, jointly Professor Hattenhauer, Heidelberg University; Swiss Law of Obligations)
  • lecture notes on Roman Law
  • comparative legal history (commonwealth history of colonial law and its relevance in the age of globalization)

Selected Recent Publications

  • Human Dignity: Key Principle of the German Constitution?, forthcoming
  • Heineccius and the Foundation of German Legal History, forthcoming
  • Judge Made Law beyond the German Civil Code, forthcoming
  • Religion and the Drafting of the Saxonian Civil Code, forthcoming
  • Repertorium zu den Vorlesungsquellen zu Friedrich Carl von Savigny (Repertory for Friedrich Carl von Savigny´s lecture sources), XIII+291 S., 2016 (zusammen mit J. Rückert)
  • The Decline of Liberal Private Law in Germany during World War I Quaderni Del Dipartemento Jonico, n. 4/2016, 93-104
  • Playground of Ideologists? Family Law in West Germany after 1968, in: D. Janicka (Hg.), Judiciary and Society between Privacy and Publicity. 8th Conference on Legal History in the Baltic Sea Area (8th Conference on Legal History in the Baltic Sea Area, 3rd-6th September 2015, Toruń), 2016, 175-211
  • Von der Genossenschaft zur Volksgemeinschaft: Juristische Germanistik als Rechtsgeschichte während des Nationalsozialismus (From Cooperative Society to Ethnic Community: German Legal Studies in Legal History during National Socialism), in: ZRG GA (Savigny-Journal for Legal History: Section for German Legal History) 132 (2015), 323-419
  • Carl Stooss (1849-1934). Eine Geschichte der Strafrechtskodifikation in drei Staaten (Carl Stooss [1849-1934] - A History of Codification in Criminal Law in Three States), in: Jahrbuch der Juristischen Zeitgeschichte (Yearbook of Contemporary Legal History) 14 (2013) 312-354 = F.L. Schäfer et al. (eds.), Ad fontes! Werner Schubert zum 75. Geburtstag (Essays in Honour of Werner Schubert´s 75th Birthday), 2015
  • F.L. Schäfer/W. Schubert (eds.), Judiciary and Judicial System. 7th Conference in Legal History in the Baltic Sea Ar.Lea 3rd-5th May 2012 Schleswig-Holstein, 2013, pp. 256, 2013
  • Gelddarlehen, Finanzierungshilfen, Ratenlieferungsvertrag (Loan Contract, Financing Assistence, Contract for Delivery by Instalments), in: M. Schmoeckel et al. (eds.), Historisch-kritischer Kommentar zum BGB (Historical-Critical Commentary on the German Civil Code), 2013 (jointly with S. Lammel)
  • Ungerechtfertigte Bereicherung (Unjustified Enrichment), in: M. Schmoeckel et al. (eds.), Historisch-kritischer Kommentar zum BGB (Historical-Critical Commentary on the German Civil Code), 2013
  • M. Luts-Sootak/S. Osipova/F.L. Schäfer (eds.), Unity and Plurality in the Legal History of the Baltic Sea Area. 6th Conference in Legal History in the Baltic Sea Area 3rd-5th June 2010 Tartu (Estonia) / Riga (Latvia), 2012, pp. 296, 2012