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Alfons Bürge (born October 12, 1947 in Winterthur ) is a Swiss legal scholar .


After finishing school in Winterthur, Alfons Bürge studied Classical Philology at the University of Zurich from 1966 to 1972 and received his doctorate in 1972 under Heinz Haffter . His preoccupation with Cicero's relationship to jurisprudence encouraged him to study law during the subsequent work as an assistant at the Classical Philological Seminar. After further studies at the University of Salzburg under Max Kaser , he received his doctorate in 1979 under Hans Peter in Zurich with a thesis on Roman retention law and then returned to Salzburg as an assistant to Heinrich Honsell .

1980/1981 he worked as a court clerk in Zurich, where he was in 1982 as a lawyer admitted. As a scholarship holder of the Swiss National Science Foundation , he was in Paris from 1982 to 1985 and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg to examine the interplay of legal dogmatics and economic events for the present day and also from a historical perspective - here with a focus on the development of French private law in the 19th century - to explore. This was followed in 1985 as an assistant and academic senior counselor at the Leopold Wenger Institute and, in the course of this, in 1987 the habilitation in Roman law , the history of private law in modern times and civil law in Salzburg with Theo Mayer-Maly .

After teaching positions in Zurich, Tübingen and Salzburg as well as substituting professorships in Munich and Frankfurt am Main , Bürge was professor of Roman law and civil law at Saarland University from 1993 to 1999 . In 1994 he turned down an offer to Salzburg. In 1999 he became (as the successor to Dieter Nörr ) Professor of Roman Law and German Civil Law at the Leopold Wenger Institute in Munich. From the winter semester 2009/2010 to the summer semester 2011 he was Dean of the Faculty of Law. He has been released from the obligation since 2013.

Bürge has been a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences since 2004 . In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna .

Fonts (selection)

  • The legal comedy in Cicero's speech Pro Murena: translation and commentary. Juris, Zurich 1974 (phil. Dissertation, University of Zurich, 1974).
  • Retentio in Roman property law and the law of obligations (= Zurich studies on legal history. Vol. 3). Schulthess, Zurich 1979 (legal dissertation, University of Zurich, 1979).
  • Legal dogmatics and economics: the judicial moderation right in immoral legal transactions in a legal comparison. Federal Republic of Germany - Switzerland - Austria - France (= writings on civil law. Vol. 102). Duncker and Humblot, Berlin 1987.
  • French private law in the 19th century: Between tradition and pandect science, liberalism and statism (= studies on European legal history. Vol. 52). Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 1991 (habilitation thesis, University of Salzburg).
  • Roman private law: legal thought and anchoring in society. An introduction. Scientific Book Society, Darmstadt 1999.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Bavarian Academy of Sciences : Yearbook 2009. Munich 2010, p. 19 ( online ).