Short CV/Education and training

  • 1993 – 1998
    Studied law at the University of Bonn, Germany, with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation

  • 1995 – 1996
    Studied law at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

  • 1998
    First state examination in law before the Higher Regional Court of Cologne, Germany

  • 2000 – 2001
    Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California School of Law, Berkeley, CA, USA, with scholarships from the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the German National Academic Foundation (European Recovery Programme)

  • 2002 – 2004
    Practical legal training in Hamburg & Frankfurt, Germany; London, UK; and Santiago, Chile

  • 2003
    Doctorate (Dr. iur.) from the University of Hamburg, with a fellowship from the German National Academic Foundation, awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society for the Promotion of Science

  • 2004
    Second state examination in law before the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg

  • 2004 – 2005
    Joseph Story Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 2005 – 2008
    Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg

  • 2007
    Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2007 – 2008
    Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy

  • 2008 – 2010
    Senior Research Fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2010
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at the University of Hamburg

  • 2010
    Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Since 2010
    University Professor (W3) for Civil Law, Civil Procedure, International Private Law, International Civil Procedure, European Private Law and Comparative at the University of Jena, Germany

Selected publications

  • Rühl, G.: The Common European Sales Law: 28th Regime, 2nd Regime, or 1st Regime?. In: Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law [Maastricht J. Eur. & Comp. L.] 19, 2012. To appear.

  • Rühl, G.: Die Begrenzung des § 142 durch das Anwaltsprivileg. In: Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess, [ZZP] 125, 2012, pp. 25-40.

  • Rühl, G.: Consumer Protection in Choice of Law. In: Cornell Journal of International Law [Cornell J. Int'l L.] 44, 2011. pp. 569-601.

  • Rühl, G.: Der Schutz des "Schwächeren" im europäischen Kollisionsrecht. In: Herbert Kronke and Karsten Thorn (eds.), Festschrift for Bernd von Hoffmann, 2011, pp. 364-377.

  • Rühl, G.: Ökonomische Grundlagen des Internationalen Privatrechts, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2011 (811 pages).

  • Rühl, G.: Ökonomische Analyse des Rechts. In: Julian Krüper (ed.), Grundlagen des Rechts, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2010. pp. 210-229.

  • Rühl, G.: The Problems of International Transactions: Conflict of Laws Revisited. In: Journal of Private International Law [J. Priv. Int'l L.] 6, 2010. pp. 59-91.

  • Rühl, G.: Die Vermutung der Mangelhaftigkeit beim Verbrauchsgüterkauf: Die Rechtsprechung des BGH in rechtsvergleichender Perspektive. In: Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht [RabelsZ] 72, 2009. pp. 912-934.

  • Rühl, G. et al. (eds.): Conflict of Laws in a Globalized World, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge/New York/Melbourne etc., 2007.

  • Rühl, G.: Die Verjährung kaufrechtlicher Gewährleistungsansprüche. In: Archiv für die civilistische Praxis [AcP] 207, 2007. pp. 614-650.

  • Rühl, G.: Methods and Approaches in Choice of Law: An Economic Perspective. In: Berkeley Journal of International Law [Berkeley J. Int'l L.] 24, 2006. pp. 801-841.

  • Rühl, G.: Common Law, Civil Law and the Single European Market for Insurances. In: International & Comparative Law Quarterly [ICLQ] 55, 2006. pp. 879-910.

  • Rühl, G.: Die englischen warranties "Stolpersteine auf dem Weg zum Europäischen Binnenmarkt für Versicherungen". In: Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht [ZEuP] 14, 2006. pp. 607-629.

  • Rühl, G.: Die Anerkennung und Vollstreckung ausländischer Urteile in den USA: Zum Foreign Judgments Recognition and Enforcement Act des American Law Institute. In: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft [RIW] 2006, pp. 192-198.

  • Rühl, G.: Die vorvertragliche Anzeigepflicht: Empfehlungen für ein harmonisiertes europäisches Versicherungsvertragsrecht. In: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Versicherungswissenschaft [ZVersWiss] 94, 2005. pp. 479-515.

  • Rühl, G.: Perspektiven für die Harmonisierung des Versicherungsvertragsrechts in Europa: Zur Ausgestaltung und praktischen Handhabung der englischen duty of disclosure. In: Zeitschrift für vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft [ZVglRwiss] 104, 2005. pp. 319-354.

  • Rühl, G.: Obliegenheiten im Versicherungsvertragsrecht. Auf dem Weg zum Europäischen Binnenmarkt für Versicherungen, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2004 (400 pages).

  • Rühl, G.: The Battle of the Forms – Comparative and Economic Observations. In: University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law [U. Penn. J. Int'l Econ. L.] 24, 2003. pp. 189-224.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German-American Lawyers' Association (DAJV)

  • German-British Lawyers' Association

  • German Society for International Law

  • German Association of University Professors and Lecturers

  • Association of German Jurists

  • European Association for Law and Economics

  • European Law Institute

  • German Society for Comparative Law

  • German Society for Law and Economics

  • German National Young Academy

  • Academic Association for International Procedural Law

  • German Civil Law Teachers' Association

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married

  • 2 children


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