Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
Due to the high level of interest, we unfortunately cannot accept any further applications for research stays at the mpilhlt in 2022.
The call for applications for stays in 2023 will be published in the summer via our newsletter and twitter.
Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory
(formerly Max Planck Institute for European Legal History) The researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory (mpilhlt), located in Frankfurt am Main, engage in research on the history and theory of law. Established in 1964, the Institute, with its three departments, the specialist library with 490,000 printed media units as well as numerous international visitors, has become a worldwide hub for those working on past and present national and transnational legal orders.