Reiner Schulze

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Reiner Schulze
Universität Münster- Westfälische Wilhlems GERMANY

 Born in 1948. He studied Law at the Freie Universität Berlin. First State Examination in Law in 1973. In 1976 Doctorate in Law at the University of Frankfurt a.M., second State Examination in Law in 1978. From 1980 to 1982 Post-doctoral qualification sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. In 1983 Habilitation and qualification as Privatdozent at the University Frankfurt a.M. From 1989 to 1994 professor for Civil Law, German and Modern European Legal History at the University of Trier. Since 1994 professor for German and European Civil Law and director of the Institute for Legal History at the University of Münster; since 1997 director of the Institute for International Business Law. Since 2012 honorary member of the Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación. He is a founding member of the European Law Institute (ELI) and co-editor of the journals “Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (ZEuP)” and the “Zeitschrift für neuere Rechtsgeschichte (ZNR)”. From March 2012 until March 2013 he was the president of the European Law Faculties Association (ELFA). His main areas of research are German and European private law. He has published over one hundred books, journal articles and contributions to books.
 

Research stay at UC3M: DEPARTMENT OF PRIVATE LAW

Project: 

The project “The Common European Sales Law and the future international contract law” focuses on the recent developments in European Contract law and their possible effects outside of the European context on the international contract law. The emphasis of research thus far on the relationship between European and international contract law has primarily been on the impetus of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) on several national laws and on legislation of the European Union (in particular on the Consumer Sales Directive 1999/44/EC). This research project will now shift the focus to the question of the innovative approaches that have been developed in European contract law since the Consumer Sales Directive and to what extent these can stimulate the future developments of international contract law. His research project will particularly analyse the “coverage” of the consumer in the proposal for a Common European Sales Law (CESL; COM(2011) 635 final); the inclusion of the “digital world” in the CESL, and the crucial role of standardised contracts corresponding to the present importance of “mass contracting” within the CESL.

Fecha de estancia: MAR 2014 - AUG 2014

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