Clifford Larsen

Professor for Anglo-American Law and Comparative Law

Professor for Anglo-American Law and Comparative Law

Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 3 07 06 – 188
Fax: +49 40 3 07 06 – 169
E-Mail: clifford.larsen(at)


Research focus

Comparative Law, International Arbitration, International Procedure, Contract Law


Clifford Larsen is Professor of Law at Bucerius Law School and the Dean of the Bucerius Master of Law and Business (LLM/MLB) Program. Professor Larsen received his B.A. from Tulane University, a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. In 1993, after practice of law at White & Case in New York City and S.G. Archibald in Paris, Larsen received an offer of a professorship from Washington & Lee University. In his 13 years there, he published a number of articles, in German and English, primarily in the areas of arbitration and comparative law, became a full professor, and was named Director of International Legal Studies Programs. As well as teaching in Mexico and frequently in Cologne for the University of California, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Commerzbank Visiting Professor of Law at the Bucerius Law School, during which time he taught in English in the International Program and in German in the LL.B. curriculum. He is a member of the New York and Louisiana Bars and is avocat à la cour de Paris.