Hanjo Hamann JSM (Stanford)

Assistant Professor (with tenure track) for private law, commercial law, and intellectual property, with particular emphasis on digitalisation and legal linguistics

Research focus

  • contract law
  • commercial and corporate law
  • copyright law and law of digitalization
  • behavioral law and economics
  • empirical legal studies
  • legal linguistics (language and law)

Curriculum Vitae

Hanjo Hamann joined EBS Law School in 2022. He studied law and psychology at the universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg, and holds doctorates in law and in economics from the universities of Bonn and Jena. He obtained international research and teaching experience in Florence, Chengdu, Pretoria, and at Stanford University, where he obtained both a Master of the Science of Law (JSM) and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (GCDH).


Hamann is a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Research on Collective Goods, a laureate fellow in the Young Academy of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, an editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Language & Law (JLL) as well as a founding editor of the blog “Legal Empirics in Europe” (R|E). The German University Association (DHV) named him Rising Researcher of the Year 2020, the German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded him the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2022, Germany’s highest distinction for early career researchers.


He publishes in German and in English, and teaches Contracts, Commercial and Corporate Law as well as other areas of private law at EBS, as well as legal methodology and the law of digitalization internationally.


MPIJLLR|E … List of Publications in English