A Legacy at the Law School The Law School of the University of St.Gallen and especially its doctoral students obtain financial support through a bequest by the family of Leny and Prof. Dr. iur. Robert Karl Hauser. The Leny and Robert Hauser Fund In 2005, Professor Robert Karl Hauser along with his sister Leny Hauser decreed in their will that following their demise a part of their joint estate would be bestowed on the law department of the University of St.Gallen. This bequest led the University of St.Gallen to create the earmarked Leny and Robert Hauser Fund. As declared in the siblings’ last will, the fund endowment can be used for doctoral courses, for supporting research during the dissertation phase as well as for research trips abroad and for printing dissertations. Further to this, the Law School’s Adjudicating Authority is authorized to define other fields of funding. The Family Hauser Prof. Robert Karl Hauser was born in February 1921 as the son of an attorney and City Councillor in Winterthur. He was raised in Winterthur and later studied law at the University of Zurich. He completed his studies in 1945 with a dissertation on the subject of "The Expropriation Procedure according to Zurich Cantonal and Swiss Federal Law". For some time, he worked in Winterthur as a District Prosecutor. Later he became a Public Prosecutor for the Canton of Zurich. Parallel to his work, in the year 1970 Robert Karl Hauser habilitated at the University of Bern. In the same year, he received a teaching mandate from the College of Economics and Social Sciences, today’s University of St.Gallen (HSG). He introduced students of commercial law to the areas of criminal procedural and criminal law. In 1973, he transferred to the his Alma Mater, the University of Zurich. From 1977 onwards, he served as full professor for Criminal Procedural and Criminal Law, Civil Procedure Law as well as Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law. Leny Hauser, his elder sister by seven years, studied economics and law at the Handels-Hochschule St.Gallen. For thirty-seven years, she worked for the municipality of Winterthur in a leading position. Alongside their pursuits in the area of law, Leny and Robert Karl Hauser were interested in the fine arts, theatre, and the opera.