PUBLISHED:November 03, 2008

Center for International & Comparative Law welcomes inaugural CICL Scholar Christine Windbichler

In the fall of 2008, the Center for International and Comparative Law initiated the CICL Scholars program, with the goal of bringing in and supporting both prominent and emerging scholars from around the globe for a brief period. During their time here at Duke Law, CICL Scholars engage in research and writing, and have the opportunity to develop their academic ideas. CICL Scholars will also be encouraged to interact closely with the law school community and will be called on as a resource; which may include lecturing, the presentation of a paper or involvement in focused discussion groups.

We are pleased to welcome Professor Christine Windbichler, Humboldt-University, Berlin, to Duke as our inaugural CICL Scholar. Professor Windbichler teaches comparative corporate governance, corporations, labor and management relations (including co-determination), and business law. Her research interests include also the law of corporate groups, law and institutional economics and contract theory, especially relational contracts. She has an extensive publications list in both German and English, and is the author of a standard textbook on business associations.

Dr. Windbichler joined the Law faculty at Humboldt-University, Berlin, in 1992, also serving as Dean from 1999-2000. Before engaging in the restructuring of Humboldt after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she was full Professor of Law at the University of Freiburg after teaching at Osnabrueck, Cologne, Augsburg, and Munich, and practicing law with a Munich law firm. She has been involved in numerous academic-administrative functions including Speaker of DFG-Funded Graduate Training Program in Europeanization of Private and Commercial Law and Faculty Coordinator of Humboldt Joint Degree Program (J.D./M.LL.P.) with Cornell Law School.

Dr. Windbichler is Commissioner of the German Auditor Oversight Commission (AOC) and Vice President of DFG (German Research Foundation). She holds elected membership in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science, and is a member of various professional organizations such as the German-American Lawyers Association, the International Association of Boalt Alumni, the Society for Comparative Law, the International Association for Labor Law and Social Security, Society of European contract Law (SECOLA), the Association of Private Law Professors, and the Rotary Club Berlin Gendarmenmarkt.

Professor Windbichler is staying from October 27th to November 6th. Her office during her stay is room 4021.