Dagmar Coester-Waltjen - Curriculum vitae#

Dagmar Coester-Waltjen was born in 1945. Studied Law at Freiburg, Munich, and Kiel. In Kiel she received her doctoral degree in 1971. At the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor she acquired a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.). In the following years she served as an assistant lecturer at Augsburg and Munich. In 1982 she received her professorial lecturing qualification. In 1988 became a professor for Civil Law, International Private Law and Comparative Law. In 2008 she started to build up the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (a centre of advanced study) at the Georg August University of Göttingen. Since 2012 she is retired.

As a visiting professor Dagmar Coester-Waltjen spent time in China, Israel, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the USA. Since 1994 she has been active in the field of science management holding different posts (she was a member of the advisory boards of two Max Planck Institutes – of the MPI for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and of the Advisory Council of the Faculty of Law at Oxford and the German Ethical Council 2016-2020).

She is also a Titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Dagmar Coester-Waltjen has been awarded the German Cross of Merit on ribbon (Bundesverdienstkreuz) and the highest Bavarian state decoration (Bayerischer Verdienstorden) as well as the Werner Heisenberg Medaille.

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