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Ulrich Segna is new Dean of EBS Law School

15 June 2020 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität

The Faculty Council of the Faculty of Law has elected Prof. Ulrich Segna (50), professor of civil law, to head the Dean’s office. He succeeds party political expert Prof. Emanuel V. Towfigh on 1 July.


President of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Prof. Markus Ogorek LL.M., today presented Prof. Ulrich Segna with the letter of appointment and, after being elected with a large majority by the Faculty Council, appointed him Dean of EBS Law School. Ogorek praised Segna as a “matter-of-fact and extremely professional colleague who, with his considerate yet highly attentive manner, will continue the thriving work at the head of EBS Law School and judiciously keep our legal training on the road to success”. In the past, Segna has “provided decisive impulses in the ongoing development of the teaching programmes at EBS and, at the same time, demonstrated his high level of self-governing expertise on various committees”, the President continued.

The Dean-designate thanked the faculty, non-professorial teaching staff, students and administration for the trust they had placed in him: “I look forward to working both closely and constructively with you for the benefit of EBS Law School and EBS Universität as a whole!

Segna has held the Chair of Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, and Law of Non-Profit Organisations at EBS Universität since October 2015. During this time, he has gained a wealth of experience in academic self-government, including in his capacity as Vice Dean of Teaching at EBS Law School and as a member of the University Senate. Prior to working in Wiesbaden, Segna was, among other things, assistant professor at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, assistant professor at the University of Heidelberg and advisor to the Association of German Banks.

During the handover, EBS President Ogorek also spotlighted the outgoing Dean, Emanuel V. Towfigh. Emanuel Towfigh has been remarkably successful in reforming the law study programme. Sequencing and interlocking the various study blocks will certainly make it easier for students to successfully complete the challenging and academically based study programme,” said Ogorek. And further: “Emanuel Towfigh has done an excellent job as Dean”. Towfigh thanked all his colleagues for their “commitment and cooperation” and admitted that the decision had been difficult for him to make. “However, as you know, my great passion is research and teaching, and now I can finally devote more time to this,” he concluded.

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