Welcome to the Chair for Private Law and Legal Theory at the University of Cologne

The Chair of Private Law and Legal Theory (Professor Dan Wielsch) conducts interdisciplinary research projects with a focus on private law theory, contract law, intellectual property law, media law, competition law, and transnational private law. Studies extend from the various implications of law and globalization (i. e. private ordering, technical standardization) to the governance of knowledge commons. Professor Wielsch’s research is inspired by insights from sociological systems theory, philosophy, economics, linguistics, and cultural studies. The Chair also serves as one of the coordinators of the global research network Private Law Theory (www.privatelawtheory.net).


Prof. Dr. Dan Wielsch
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