Rühl, Giesela


Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2007/2008

Ph.D. Institution

University of Hamburg, Germany


Giesela is a full professor of law at Humboldt-University Berlin (Germany). Her main research and teaching interests are private international law, international civil procedure (including alternative dispute resolution) as well as comparative law and economic analysis of law. She has written two monographs, edited three collected volumes and published a large number of articles in German, European and American law journals. In addition, she is one of the editors of the 4-volume Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Edward Elgar, 2017). Her work as been honored, among others, by the Max Planck Society, the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina) and the American Society of International Law.

Before moving to Berlin Giesela was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy), a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (Germany), and a Joseph Story Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge (USA). During the past years she has held visiting positions, among others, at the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of Kyushu (Japan), the Duke Law School (USA), the University of Oxford as well as the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK). From 2010 to 2020 she was a full professor of law at Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena.

Giesela holds both German State Examinations (J.D. equivalent, Bar Exam
equivalent) a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley (USA) and a Doctorate (Ph.D. equivalent) and a Habilitation (post-doctoral degree) from the University of Hamburg (Germany).
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