Jochen Taupitz - Biography#

Born 1953 in Detmold, studied law in Göttingen and Freiburg from 1973–1978. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Göttingen in 1981, passed the higher state examination in law in 1982 and became a university lecturer in Göttingen. In 1988 he received his habilitation from the University of Göttingen with a post-doctoral thesis on the professional codes of ethics. From 1988 to 1989, he was a university professor in Göttingen. Since 1990 he has held the position of a full professor for civil law, law of civil procedure, private international law and comparative law at the University of Mannheim. From 1996 to 2002 he also performed secondary duties as a judge at the Higher District Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Karlsruhe. In addition, since October 1998, he has been the Managing Director of the Institute for German, European and International Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics of the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim. He rejected calls to chairs of the universities of Kiel, Bonn and Heidelberg and to the position of the director of the Institute for Comparative Law of Switzerland.
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