Dr. Susanne K. Paas, LL.M. (Yale)


Main Focus

  • Intellectual history of legal science
  • Theory of private law
  • Private law doctrine
  • Comparative private law

Curriculum Vitae

Susanne K. Paas studied history, German literature, and law at Münster, Cologne and Berlin (Germany). In 2008, she received a Bachelor degree in German literature and history at the University of Münster. She passed her first state legal examination in Cologne and her second state legal examination in Berlin. In the 2020, she was awarded a doctorate for her thesis ‘The flexible system’, which was awarded the Hermann Conring Prize in 2022, the Faculty Prize of the Law Faculty in Cologne 2021 and distinguished as ‘Legal Book of the Year’ in 2021. In 2022-2023, she completed her LL.M. studies at Yale Law School, with the support of an ERP scholarship (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Yale Law School (Chauncey I. Clark Scholarship). She worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Modern Private Law History (Prof Dr Haferkamp) at the University of Cologne, and at the Chair of Civil Law, Contemporary Legal History and History of Economic Law (Prof Dr Thiessen) at the Humboldt University of Berlin. In the 2023, she was a visiting researcher at the law faculty of the University of Toronto (Canada). Since 2021 (with an interruption for the LL.M. studies), she has been working at the Department for ‘Multidisciplinary Legal Theory’ (Prof Dr Auer) at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Theory.

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