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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.iur. Brigitta Lurger, LL.M.(Harvard)


E-Mail: brigitta.lurger(at)uni-graz.at

Phone: 
+43 (0)316 380 - 3313
Location: Universitätsstraße 15 (D/IV)
8010 Graz

Since 2003 Brigitta Lurger is a professor for civil law, private international law, comparative law, European law and commercial law at the Institute of Civil Law, Foreign and Private International Law at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz. She is also a deputy director of the Centre for European Private Law. After she had studied law at the University of Graz and the Harvard Law School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) she habilitated in Graz and was a full professor and head of the Institute of Comparative Law and Conflict of Laws at the Paris-Lodron-University in Salzburg from 2000 to 2003. Her prevailing research focuses on private international law, international civil procedural law, consumer protection law, contract law and behavioral law and economics.

Short Vita

2014 – 2018

“CLP” = “Contract Decisions of Consumers between Law and Psychology”: interdisciplinary research project (law, psychology, economics) directors: Brigitta Lurger and Ursula Athenstaedt 
2013 – presHead of Institute of Civil Law, Foreign and Private International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Graz
2011 – 2013Head of the projects “Information Fact Sheets on Matrimonial Property Law” with the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE)
2011 – 2015Austrian expert in the FP 7 EU Framework Program research project TENLAW (main co-ordinator Christoph Schmid, University of Bremen)
2005 – 2009Head of the research project ‘Transfer of Movables’ sponsored by the Austrian Research Fund (FWF) and the EU (FP 6 EU Framework Program project: EU Network of Excellence ‘Common Principles of European Contract Law’); Member of the Study on a European Civil Code; co-author of Book VIII (Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods) of the DCFR (Draft Common Frame of Reference) 2009
12/2003 – presFull Professor of Law Deputy Head of Institute of Civil Law, Foreign and Private International Law, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria
10/2000 – 2/2004Full Professor of Law Head of the Institute of Comparative Law and Conflict of Laws, Paris-Lodron-University Salzburg, Austria; Member of the Senate of the University of Salzburg
10/1999 – 9/2000Associate Professor of Law Institute of Private Law, Department of Conflict of Laws, Comparative Law and Uniform Private Law, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria
4/1999Habilitation thesis ‚Grundfragen der Vereinheitlichung des Vertragsrechts in der Europäischen Union’ (Basic Questions of the Unification of Contract Law in the European Union) – Venia Docendi for ’Civil Law, Private International law, Comparative  Law, Uniform Private Law, European Law and Commercial Law’, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
10/1995 – 9/1998APART-Scholarship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 1995-1998 for the project ‘Basic Ques-tions of the Unification of Contract Law in the European Union’, Research Fellow Max-Planck-Institute of Foreign and  Private Int’l Law Hamburg, Germany
7/1995-8/1995Diploma of International Law, Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands
seit 1995Attorney-at-Law (New York), USA
8/1993 – 6/1994LL.M. (cum laude), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass./USA 1994 Joseph H. Beale Prize in “Conflict of Laws”, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass/USA
2/1992Doktor iur. (Ph.D.) summa cum laude Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

Selected Publications

 

Books

„Handbuch Internationales Privatrecht – mit Hinweisen auf das internationale Zivil-verfahrensrecht“, Verlag Österreich Wien, 2017, 449 + XXIX Seiten – gemeinsam mit Martina Melcher

„Internationales Privatrecht“, 2. Auflage, Reihe: Bürgerliches Recht, Verlag Österreich Wien, 2017, 221 + XXIV Seiten – gemeinsam mit Martina Melcher
„Acquisition and Loss of Ownership of Goods (PEL Acq. Own.)“, Reihe: Principles of European Law, Sellier European Law Publishers München, 2011, und zugleich in Oxford University Press Oxford, 2011, 1658 + 70 (lxx) Seiten  – gemeinsam mit Wolfgang Faber.
„Österreichisches und Europäisches Konsumentenschutzrecht“, zweite neu bearbeitete Auflage (Springer Lehrbuch), 337 Seiten + Verzeichnisse; Springer-Verlag Wien/New York, September 2008 – gemeinsam mit Susanne Augenhofer.
„Grundfragen der Vereinheitlichung des Vertragsrechts in der Europäischen Union“, 599 Seiten (gekürzte Habilitationsschrift), Springer-Verlag Wien/New York, Februar 2002.
Vertragliche Solidarität - Entwicklungschance für das allgemeine Vertragsrecht in Öster¬reich und in der Europäischen Union“, 221 Seiten, NOMOS-Verlag Baden-Baden, April 1998.

Articles in Books and Journals

„Die hohe Informationslast beim Abschluss von Verträgen – Wie entscheiden Verbrau-cher/innen wirklich und wie könnte sie das Recht dabei besser unterstützen?“ in: Tröger/Hübner/Fridrich/Nessel (Hrsg), Multiperspektivische Verbraucherforschung. Theoretische und praktische Ansätze (2018) 113-138.
“Psychology meets Law: In Search of New Tools for Consumers Self-Protection” Netherlands Journal of Consumer Law (Tijdschrift voor Consumentenrecht) special issue on the role of behavioral science in consumer law, 2017/6, 248-256.
“Empiricism and Private Law: Behavioral Research as Part of a Legal-Empirical Governance Analysis and a Form of New Legal Realism”, 1 Austrian Law Journal 2014, 20-39.
“Selbstverantwortung versus Solidarität im Vertragsrecht”, in: Holoubek/Kalss/Lang/-Lienbacher/Lurger/Potacs/Rebhahn (Hrsg), Selbstverantwortung versus Solidarität im Wirtschaftsrecht (Tagungsband), Linde Wien 2014, 159-177.
„Gerechtigkeitskonzepte für ein europäisches Vertragsrecht und Instrumente zu ihrer Umsetzung“ in: Stefan Arnold (Hrsg), Grundlagen eines europäischen Vertragsrechts, Sellier European Law Publishers München 2013, 101-138.
„Selbstbestimmung im Alter aus privatrechtlicher Sicht“, in: Eilmansberger/Holoubek/Kalss/Lang/Lienbacher/Lurger/Potacs/Rebhahn (Hrsg), „Alter und Recht“ (Tagungsband), Linde Wien 2012, 87-111.
„Das Widerrufsrecht“, in: Peter Bydlinski/Brigitta Lurger (Hrsg), Die Richtlinie über die Rechte der Verbraucher (2011/83/EU vom 25. Oktober 2011), Wien, Manz, 2012, Seiten 53-95.
„The ‚Social‘ Side of Contract Law and the New Principle of Regard and Fairness“, in Hartkamp/Hesselink/Hondius/Mak/du Perron (Hrsg), Towards a European Civil Code, 4. vollkommen überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage, Kluwer Law International – Ars Aequi Libri Nijmegen 2011, 353-386.


List of Publications
Complete CV

CLP-Office

Elisabethstraße 32, 1. OG
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 (0)316 380 - (6835) Simone Ranftl


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