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What is happening at the Law School? Current Events and news

New Full Professor of International Economic Law and Finance Law

Prof. Dr. Seraina Grünewald starting 1 February 2024 as full Professor of International Economic Law and Finance Law. Congratulations on her new position and we look forward to a successful collaboration.

New Assistant Professor

Dr. Giedre Lideikyte Huber will start as Assistant Professor of Tax Law on 1 February 2024. Warm welcome, we look forward to working with her.

New Assistant Professor

Dr. Tabea Lorenz will start as Assistant Professor of Tax Law on 1 February 2024. Warm welcome, we look forward to working with her.

Private lecturer

Dr. Oliver Vahrenholt de Lucena is from 1 February 2024 private lecturer in Business Law with Special Emphasis on Antti-trust and Financial Markets Law.

New Max-Schmidheiny-Foundation Visiting Professor Spring Semester 2024

Dipl. rer. nat. ETH Federal Chancellor Walter Thurnherr, visiting professor for the course "Governing in times of crisis".

New Visiting Professors Spring 2024

  • From the University of São Paulo (Insper): Prof. Guilherme de Almeida, visiting professor of for Experimental Jurisprudence.
  • From the University of Chicago: Prof. Dr. Thomas P. Ginsburg, visiting professor of for Comparative Constitutional Design.
  • Dr. Roland Portmann visiting professor of International Law in Swiss Practice.

Abteilungskonferenz November 2023

An der diesjährigen Abteilungskonferenz der Law School vom 20. November 2023 im Restaurant Lagerhaus in St. Gallen nahmen rekordverdächtige 140 Mitglieder der Law School teil. Die Konferenz begann mit einem Apéro, bei dem Glühwein und Feuerschalen im Innenhof für eine festliche Atmosphäre sorgten. Im Stadtsaal sorgte Reena Krishnaraja mit ihrer jugendlich-frischen Stand-Up-Comedy für beste Unterhaltung.

Der Dekan, Prof. Dr. Peter Hettich, informierte über neue Funktionen, Ernennungen, Neuberufungen von Professorinnen sowie Antrittsvorlesungen der Law School und über wichtige Ereignisse und Entwicklungen des letzten Studienjahres.

Langjährige Lehrbeauftragte der Law School wurden im Anschluss mit herzlichem Dank und Anerkennung für ihre Arbeit verabschiedet, darunter Dr. Christoph Senti, Dr. Stephan Kuhn, Dr. Stephan Staub und Prof. Dr. Markus Ruffner.

Die Konferenzteilnehmenden erlebten zudem eine Lesung von Prof. Dr. Felix Uhlmann zu seiner diesjährig erschienenen Erzählung "Der letzte Stand des Irrtums", gefolgt von einer spannenden Fragerunde.

Auf den neuen LinkedIn-Kanal der Law School sowie auf die rekordhohen Studierendenzahlen von insgesamt 905 Personen im Herbstsemester 2023 wurde ebenfalls hingewiesen.

Der Abend präsentierte eine harmonische Kombination aus Entertainment und inhaltlicher Tiefe.

New Associate Professor of Information and Private Law

Prof. Dr Melinda Lohmann starting 1 November 2023 as Associate Professor of Information and Private Law. Congratulations on her new position and we look forward to continuing our successful collaboration.

New Administrative Head MIL

Monika Ritter is the new administrative head of MIL as of September 1, 2023. We're excited to have you join us at the Law School.

Farewell Sabine Greiser (Head of Administration BLaw / MLaw / MIL)

Retirement marks the beginning of a time full of freedom, enjoyment and new opportunities! We thank Sabine for her many years of dedication, commitment and valuable cooperation and wish her all the best for this new phase of her life.

New Managing Director at the Law School

On 1 September 2023, we received reinforcements. We are pleased to welcome Dr Christina Zenker to our Law School and looking forward to a good cooperation!

New Full Professor of Criminal Law

Prof. Dr. Nora Markwalder assumed the role of Full Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Criminology on 1 August 2023. We congratulate her warmly on her new position and we're looking forward to excellent collaboration in the coming years.

New Visiting Professors Autumn Semester 2022

  • From the University of São Paulo: Prof. Dr. Luis Eduardo Schoueri, visiting professor of International Tax Law.
  • From the University of São Paulo (Insper): Prof. Mariana Chies-Santos PhD, visiting professor of Sociology of Law and Criminology.

New Dean

Prof. Dr. Peter Hettich took over the deanship on 1 February 2023. Prof. Dr. Isabelle Wildhaber is his deputy. We wish both of them much success in their new roles.

New law journal "ex ante"

Assistants at the Law School published the first edition of the journal "ex ante" in July 2016. This journal for young legal academics in Switzerland is successor to the "Schriftenreihe der Assistierenden der Universität St.Gallen", which celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2015. "ex ante" is a platform for young legal academics to publish their research findings, ideas and interests. The journal will carry on the traditions of the original series of publications. More information about the original series and the journal is available here.

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