Anne Dewey began her legal studies in 2013 at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Apart from her bar exam, she obtained a second degree after the successful completion of the Foreign Legal Studies Program (FFA) in English, which included an internship at an international law firm in Sydney. Then, she decided to specialize in IP and wrote her specialization thesis on the publishers' participation in collecting societies’ revenues. After the successful completion of this part of her legal studies, she attended the Université Paris Descartes (Paris V) as part of the Erasmus program. Due to her specialization and her internship in a law firm, that specialized in art law, she developed an interest in the interplay of culture and law. This lead to her employment as a student assistant at the "Institut für Informations-, Telekommunikations- und Medienrecht“, lead by Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren in Münster, where she also participated in the "Art Law Clinic". Both during and after her preparation for her legal bar exam, she worked as a research assistant in an international corporate law firm in the field of IP. After successfully passing the bar exam in April 2019, she began working at the chair of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller (Mag.rer.publ.) on the research project "Restatement of Restitution Rules" in August 2019. For her PhD project, related to the Project, she received a scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
Annika Dorn studied law at Humboldt University in Berlin. She specialized in the field of intellectual property with a focus on copyright law under the supervision of Prof. em. Dr. Artur-Axel Wandtke. Annika discovered her interest in the area of restitution and provenance research, whilst working with Dr. Mara Wantuch-Thole at dtb Rechtsanwälte Berlin. After completing her first state examination in Berlin, she attended the Faculty of Law at “Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza’” (Italy), where she graduated with a cum-laude degree in Comparative Law and Western Constitutionalism. In 2020 Annika joined the research project "Restatement of Restitution Rules" as a research fellow and currently pursues a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Weller.
Charis Hahne studied art history and law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and at the Uniwersytet Gdański in Poland (Erasmus Programme exchange year in 2014/15). Her master's thesis of 2016 deals with the frescoes of the St. Apollinaris church in Remagen as an example of the religious monumental painting of the Düsseldorf school of painting. During her studies she worked as a student assistant at the museum Arithmeum in Bonn as well as at the Federal Network Agency. After successfully passing her First State Examination in law in 2018, she began working as a research associate at the chair of Prof. Dr. Weller in February 2019 and takes part in the research project „Restatement of Restitution Rules“. For her PhD project, related to the Project, she received a scholarship of the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung
Hannah Lehmann studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. In 2019 she successfully passed the First State Examination. Hannah was supported by a sholarship from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. She did her specialization in commercial law and took part in the Seminar by Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller regarding the art market and the protection of cultural assets. During and after her studies Hannah worked as an intern and research assistant for the Vaillant Group (2019-2020) and for the law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek (2020). In 2020, she joined the research project "Restatement of Restitution Rules" at the chair of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller and pursues a Ph.D. under his supervision. For her PhD project, related to the Project, she received a scholarship of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit.
Tessa Scheller studied law at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and at Universita degli Studi di Firenze in Florence (Erasmus exchange). After passing the First State Examination in Freiburg, she spent her legal traineeship (Referendariat) in Berlin/Brandenburg inter alia at the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, the Cultural Foundation of the Federal States and a law firm specialized in art law. In 2017 Tessa passed her Second State Examination in law. Subsequently, she studied “Art History: Collecting and Provenance in an International Context” at the University of Glasgow and received an M.Sc. in 2018. In the course of the master’s program Tessa also worked as an intern for the Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Since 2019 Tessa works on the research project “Restatement of Restitution Rules” and pursues a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Weller.
Leva Wenzel studied law, art history and philosophy in Berlin, New York, and Princeton. After graduation from Law School with the First State Exam, and an intertwined completion of a Bachelor in art history and philosophy at Humboldt University, Leva moved on to finish her master in art history at the Bard Graduate Center in New York with a scholarship by the renowned Fulbright Commission. Supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), she remained in the US for a research stay at Princeton University focussing on preparatory aspects of her PhD project. Subsequently, she started an interdisciplinary PhD project in international cultural heritage law at Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel (Germany), supervised by Prof. Dr. von der Decken (law school), and Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp (art history). Right at the outset of her PhD, Leva received a scholarship by the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in Florence (Italy), which allowed her to start a one-year position as a research assistant in the project ‚The Nomos of Images‘, led by Dr. Carolin Behrmann at the MPI. Based on an unexpected opportunity, her stay in Florence was seamlessly followed by a position as an assistant to the Justice Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Susanne Baer at the German Federal Constitutional Court in September 2018, to join the project ‚Forum Recht Karlsruhe‘. In September 2019, Leva resumed her PhD and started a position as a research assistant in the project ‚Restatement of Restitution Rules‘, led by Prof. Dr. Weller at University of Bonn.
Antonetta Stephany studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and the University of Helsinki (Erasmus exchange). During her studies, she took part in the Foreign Legal Studies Program (FFA) in English and worked as a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Philipp Reimer, professorship in public law. She did her specialization in public law, namely in European law, public international law and constitutional law. In her specialization thesis she discussed the question if there can be a right to resist in a constitutional state following the rule of law. Due to her interest in journalism, she is an editorial journalist of the Bonner Rechtsjournal (BRJ) and works for an online magazine dealing with legal topics. She successfully passed the First State Examination in 2019. In 2020 she joined the research project „Restatement of Restitution Rules“ as a research fellow and pursues a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matthias Weller.
Johannes von Lintig studied German and French law in Potsdam and Paris. He holds a Licence degree (bachelor) in French and German Civil Law (2015) and a Maîtrise degree (LL.M) in European business law with a focus on international private law and French intellectual property law (2016) from the University Paris Nanterre (formerly Paris X). In 2018, he successfully passed the First State Examination (“Erste juristische Prüfung”) in Berlin/Brandenburg. For his performance in this exam, he was awarded the Wolf-Rüdiger-Bub-Prize for the promotion of young jurists by the Faculty of Law Potsdam and the Association of Friends and Supporters of the Faculty of Law Potsdam. During his studies Johannes von Lintig was supported by scholarships from the German-French University (“Deutsch-Französische Hochschule – DFH”) and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”). Throughout and following his studies Johannes von Lintig has worked as an intern and research assistant for several international law firms, notably in Paris (Adam Caumeil, 2015-2016), Luxembourg (Elvinger Hoss Prussen, 2016), Potsdam (Dombert Rechtsanwälte, 2017-2018) and Berlin (Gleiss Lutz Rechtsanwälte und Notare, 2018-2019) specializing in different legal areas (inter alia civil, commercial and corporate law, public law and IP law). In 2019, Johannes von Lintig joined the research project "Restatement of Restitution Rules" at the chair of Prof. Weller. For his PhD project, related to the Project, he received a scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.