Interdisciplinary Legal Research Program

Bringing scholars together from all around the globe

The ILPR enhances interdisciplinary legal research about the role of law in the economy, society and culture. It brings to Hamburg a select group of residential fellows and occasional visitors to join Bucerius Law School’s permanent faculty for research on law and economics, law and society, law and psychology, empirical legal studies and legal theory.

Guests and permanent faculty work together for joint research projects and papers and organize interdisciplinary workshops and talks by outside scholars thus providing a new forum. The program also supports post-doctoral fellows of Bucerius Law School to visit interdisciplinary centers for the study of law worldwide.


Director of the program is Affiliate Professor Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer.

Team members are the Dean of the Bucerius Law School Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Boele-Woelki as well as Prof. Dr. Michael Fehling, Prof. Dr. Karsten Gaede, Prof. Dr. Anne Röthel, Amadou Korbinian Sow and Dr. Ulrike Pluschke.


For all questions on the program please do not hesitate to get in touch with:

Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Schäfer

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