Tim W. Dornis holds the Chair of Private Law, International Private and Economic Law, and Comparative Law at Leuphana Law School. His scholarship examines questions of market regulation and policymaking in private international law, international economic law, and intellectual property law, with a special focus on economic analysis, socio-legal theory, and comparative perspectives. Tim studied law and economics at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen (JD equivalent, PhD/Dr. iur.), Columbia Law School (LLM, Kent Scholar), Stanford Law School (JSM, SPILS Fellow), and Zurich University (Habilitation). His post-doctoral thesis, Trademark and Unfair Competition Conflicts: Historical-Comparative, Doctrinal, and Economic Perspectives, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press. Before joining Leuphana’s faculty, Tim spent several years practicing in an international law firm and as a tenured civil-law judge in Germany, where he held a number of different positions on the bench and in the Department of Justice. In 2011, he was a Global Hauser Fellow from Practice & Government at NYU Law. In addition to being a Global Professor of Law at the NYU Law in Paris program, Tim is a visiting professor at the Università di Verona. He is also admitted to practice law in New York.

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