Prof. Dr. Dan Wielsch – Curriculum Vitae


Since July 1, 2009 Full professor of Law, Chair for Private Law and Legal Theory, University of Cologne

2008-2009 Acting professor of law, University of Cologne

2007-2008 Acting professor of law (chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Gunther Teubner), Institute for Labor Law, Commercial Law, and Private Law, Goethe University Frankfurt

2004-2007 Research associate, Institute for Commercial Law, Goethe University Frankfurt

2004 Research associate, Hogan & Hartson Raue, Berlin

2002 Legal advisor, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Berlin

1997-1999 Research associate, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt

1994 Tutor for philosophy of law, Goethe University Frankfurt


2007 Habilitation thesis “Zugangsregeln. Die Rechtsverfassung der Wissensteilung”, Frankfurt am Main

2003-2008 Non-residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School, Stanford/USA

2003 Master of Laws (LL.M.), UC Berkeley, Berkeley/USA

2001 Second Legal State Exam

1999-2001 Legal clerkship in Frankfurt/M. and Karlsruhe

1999 PhD thesis „Freiheit und Funktion. Zur Struktur- und Theoriegeschichte des Rechts der Wirtschaftsgesellschaft“, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt

1996 First Legal State Exam

1991-1996 Undergraduate Studies in Law, Goethe University, Frankfurt

1989-1991 Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Prizes and Scholarships

2004-2007 Research Grant for post-doctoral research project by Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation, Cologne

2003-2004 LL.M.-Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn

2001 Publication grants for doctoral thesis by the ZEIT foundation, Hamburg, and the FAZIT foundation, Frankfurt/M.

1999 Otto Hahn-Medal for Young Researchers, awarded for outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Max Planck Society, Munich

1994 Scholarship for Summer School at the London School of Economics by the German Academic Exchange Service, Bonn