Andrea Büchler

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Andrea Büchler (2017)

Andrea Büchler (born November 26, 1968 in St. Gallen ; legal resident in Schwellbrunn ) is a Swiss legal scholar . She has held the Chair of Private Law and Comparative Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich since 2002 .


Büchler 1987 with a graduation type D in Locarno the gymnasium from. Between 1987 and 1990 Andrea Büchler worked as a teacher at private schools in Central America , Nepal , Thailand and Hong Kong . From 1990 to 1995 she studied law at the University of Basel and graduated with a licentiate . In 1998 she received her doctorate there with the grade summa cum laude and was awarded the faculty award. In 2002 she received her habilitation .

Büchler moved up in 1995 as a member of the Basel Women's List (FraB) in the Grand Council of the Canton of Basel-Stadt and was confirmed in 1996 and 2000 (on the BastA , Frauenliste, Greens list ). In 2002 she resigned. She was initially the parliamentary group president of the women's list. She was a member of several parliamentary commissions and president of the special commission for the integration model; from 1997 to 2001 she was also a member of the bank council of Basler Kantonalbank . In 1999 she ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the National Council .

Andrea Büchler has held the Chair of Private Law and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich since 2002, and from 2003 to 2007 she was co-director of the Gender Studies Competence Center at the University of Zurich. From 2004 to 2007 Andrea Büchler was co-head of the interdisciplinary project “Children and Divorce - Current Legal Practices and their Impact on Family Transitions” within the framework of the NRP 52 research program of the Swiss National Fund “Children, Youth and Generational Relationships in Social Change”. Andrea Büchler has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Law Summer School in Cairo since 2005 and is also responsible for the planning and implementation on site; from 2008 to 2010 she was co-director of the university research focus "Asia and Europe"; since 2009 she has been director of the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies at the University of Zurich. Since 2007 Andrea Büchler and Alexandra Rumo-Jungo have been responsible for the academic management of the “Family Law Specialist” training. Andrea Büchler was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2008/2009), at The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at NYU in New York (2011/2012), visiting professor at the Boalt Hall Law School, University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Vienna and she was a Fellow of the Collegium Helveticum ETH / UZH (2009–2016). Since 2016 she has been President of the National Ethics Commission in the field of human medicine (NEK).

Andrea Büchler, together with Barbara Bleisch, is the author of the book "Children want. About autonomy and responsibility", published by Carl Hanser Verlag in 2020.

Büchler has two daughters (1990 and 2011).

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Individual evidence

  1. Entry by the Alumni Foundation of the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich ( memento from January 15, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) in the commercial register of the Canton of Zurich, accessed on June 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Dies Academicus 1998 ( Memento of July 30, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), University of Basel website, accessed on June 27, 2011.
  3. Grand Council elections in the canton of Basel-Stadt: No big surprises! Media release of the government council of November 3, 1996, accessed on June 27, 2011.
  4. General renewal elections October 22, November 26, 2000 ( Memento from January 1, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.4 MB), website of the State Chancellery of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, accessed on June 27, 2011.
  5. News. In: Basler Zeitung . September 13, 2002.
  6. Provocation to raise awareness. In: Moma. 3/2000, accessed June 27, 2011.
  7. ^ Election results, Basel-Stadt, The Green Alliance - Feminist - Left , website of the Swiss Confederation, accessed on June 27, 2011.
  8. ^ Children want - books - Hanser literary publishers. Retrieved May 21, 2020 .