Oxford and Bucerius – a successful scientific cooperation

The numerous international research projects and foreign teaching assignments of local faculty members complement the joint publications and conferences resulting from partnerships abroad to further demonstrate the international orientation of Bucerius Law School.

An excellent example of a successful cross-border cooperation has developed in the field of Private Law. Since 2011, Professor Dr. Anne Röthel of Bucerius Law School and Professor Dr. Alexandra Brown, Fellow and Tutor in Law, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, have been researching and working together.
The cooperation began with their common interest in rights of inheritance in comparative and interdisciplinary legal research. Several reciprocal research visits sponsored, among others, by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, finally led to a joint research project on "will substitutes," sponsored by the British Academy, John Fell Fund and German Research Foundation. The two held an international conference in Oxford in the spring of 2015 that brought together researchers from common law legal systems and continental Europe. Research results will be made available to a larger audience when conference proceedings are released in 2016.