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Institute of International and Comparative Private Law Adenauerallee 24-42 53113 Bonn Germany
English, German and European Private Law (esp. contract, tort, unjust(ified) enrichment, property law and succession)
Comparative Law (esp. „Civil Law – Common Law“ and „Comparative Common Law“)
Legal History (esp. European legal history as well as the historical evolution and spread of Common Law systems)
Professor Häcker is dually qualified in both English and German law, having read English law (at Oxford) and German law (at the Universities of Tübingen and Bonn) as an undergraduate. She obtained her doctorate (DPhil) at the University of Oxford in 2007 with a comparative thesis examining structural questions on the interface of contract law, property and the law of unjust(ified) enrichment. Between 2001 and 2008, she held a Fellowship by Examination at All Souls College, Oxford.
She qualified for German legal practice at the Higher Regional Court of Munich (OLG München) in 2011. Subsequently, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and taught as lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (awarded the Therese von Bayern Prize 2015).
In 2016, she took up the Statutory Chair in Comparative Law at the University of Oxford, where she became Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law in 2018. She returned to Bonn in January 2023 as Schlegel Professor of Civil Law, Common Law and Comparative Law and has since then been heading the Institute of International Private and Comparative Law together with Professor Susanne Gössl.
Current Affiliations and Functions (selection)
Academia Europaea (Elected Member)
Chancery Bar Association (Academic Member)
European Law Institute (Fellow)
German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Executive Board Member)
Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung e.V. (Member)
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (Honorary Bencher)
Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (Visiting Research Fellow)
Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance (Research Affiliate)
Society of Legal Scholars, UK/Ireland (Member)
Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law (Visiting Fellow)
Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht (Member of the Editorial Board)