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
- contract law
- commercial and corporate law
- copyright law and law of digitalization
- behavioral law and economics
- empirical legal studies
- legal linguistics (language and law)
Hanjo Hamann joined EBS Law School in 2022. He studied law at the universities of Heidelberg and Hamburg, and social psychology as an auditor with Klaus Fiedler and Erich Witte. He then obtained doctorates in law and economics from the universities of Bonn and Jena, as well as international research and teaching experience in Florence, Chengdu, Pretoria, and at Stanford University, where he received both a Master of the Science of Law degree (JSM) and the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (GCDH).
Hamann is a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, and an alumnus of the Intercontinental Academia "Laws" of the University-Based Institutes of Advanced Study (UBIAS). He is currently a laureate fellow of the Heidelberg Young Academy and, since 2023, the first German lawyer selected for fellowship in the Global Young Academy at the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. As the only researcher across humanities and social sciences, he holds both of Germany’s highest distinctions for early career researchers: 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.
Hamann acts as 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). He serves as a reviewer for the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. He publishes in German and in English. At EBS Law School, he teaches Contracts, Commercial and Corporate Law as well as other areas of private law, in addition to teaching legal methodology and legal digitalization internationally.
MPI … JLL … R|E … Zenodo … List of Publications in English
- Prof. Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann, JSM (Stanford)
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