Giesela Rühl

Giesela Rühl

born 1974
Member from 2010 to 2015
subject: Law

Contact
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Faculty of Law
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07737 Jena

Tel.: (03641) 94 21 61
Fax: (03641) 94 21 62
giesela.ruehl@uni-jena.de

Personal web page

Research Areas

  • Private law

  • Civil procedure

  • Private international law and International civil procedure

  • European private law

  • Comparative law

  • Economic analysis of law

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2013

    Carus Medal for Excellence in Research, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle (Germany)

  • since 2010

    Professor of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Private International Law and International Civil Procedure, European Private Law and Comparative Law (with tenure), Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)

  • 2010

    Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)

  • February 2010

    Habilitation, University of Hamburg (Germany)

  • 2008-2010

    Fellow of the German National Science Foundation, Humboldt-University at Berlin (Germany)

  • 2007-2008

    Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (Italy)

  • 2007

    Max Planck Visiting Scholar, University of Cambridge (UK)

  • 2005-2008

    Senior Resesarch Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (Germany)

  • 2004-2005

    Joseph Story Fellow, Harvard Law School, Cambridge (USA)

  • 2004

    Otto Hahn Medal for Outstanding Academic Performance, Max Planck Society of the Advancement of Science, Munich (Germany)

  • 2003

    Doctor iuris (Dr. iur.), University of Hamburg (Germany)

  • 2000-2001

    Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California, Berkeley (USA)

  • 1999-2000

    Junior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (Germany)

  • 1993-1998

    University Studies, School of Law, University of Bonn (Germany) and Faculté de Droit, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Featured Publication

Gisela Rühl, Statut und Effizienz. Ökonomische Grundlagen des Internationalen Privatrechts [Applicable Law and Efficiency. Economic Foundations of Private International Law].

Gisela Rühl, Statut und Effizienz. Ökonomische Grundlagen des Internationalen Privatrechts [Applicable Law and Efficiency. Economic Foundations of Private International Law].

Is private international law an efficient answer to the problems of international transactions? In her book on the economic foundations of private international law, Giesela Rühl explores this question in great detail. She analyses choice of law-rules on a broad comparative basis and uses economic theory to tackle fundamental conceptual issues just as well as specific problems in the private international law of contracts and torts. Focusing on the recently adopted Rome I- and Rome II-Regulations she contributes to the understanding of the developing European private international law. The book is organized in four parts. In the first part, the author analyses the problems of international transactions from an economic perspective. She takes a closer look at the specific problems associated with international transactions and asks whether private international law – as compared to other governmental, non-governmental, regulatory or non-regulatory mechanisms – is a suitable or at least necessary instrument to deal with these problems. In the second part, the author lays the theoretical foundation for an economic analysis of private international law. She explores whether economic theory may be used to analyse issues in private international law and whether the basic assumptions and assessment criteria of economic theory may claim application. In the third part, the author re-conceptualises private international law from an economic perspective. She develops a general economic framework for the determination of the applicable law essentially based on free choice of law. In the fourth and final part, the author applies this framework to specific issues in choice of law, most importantly contracts and torts.

Activities

Publications

  • The Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution: Implementation Perspectives and Implementation Options

    Die Richtlinie über alternative Streitbeilegung und die Verordnung über Online-Streitbeilegung: Handlungsperspektiven und Handlungsoptionen [The Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution: Implementation Perspectives and Implementation Options], in: Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess [ZZP] 127 (2014), S. 61-98.

  • Regulatory Competition in Contract Law: Empirical Evidence and Normative Implications

    Regulatory Competition in Contract Law: Empirical Evidence and Normative Implications, in: 9 European Review of Contract Law [ERCL] 9 (2013), S. 61-89

  • The Common European Sales Law: 28th Regime, 2nd Regime or 1st Regime?

    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), S. 148-163.

  • Consumer Protection in Choice of Law

    Consumer Protection in Choice of Law, in: Cornell International Law Journal [Cornell Int’l L. J.] 44 (2011), S. 569-601.

  • The Problem of International Transactions: Conflict of Laws Revisited

    The Problem of International Transactions: Conflict of Laws Revisited, in: Journal of Private International Law [J. Priv. Int’l L.] 6 (2010), S. 59-91.

  • Publication list

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