Andreas Heldrich

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Andreas Heldrich (born January 20, 1935 in Jena ; † October 31, 2007 in Munich ) was a German legal scholar . He was rector of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich from 1994 to 2002.


Andreas Heldrich was born in Jena in 1935 as the son of the lawyer Karl Heldrich (1900–1939). He studied law from 1953 to 1957 at LMU and the University of London. In 1959 he was awarded a Dr. jur. PhD . In 1961 he passed his second state examination in law. In 1965 he completed his habilitation after having worked as an assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.

From 1965 to 1972 Heldrich was a full professor at the Institute for Foreign and International Private and Business Law at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster .

In 1972, he was (now Chair of Civil Law, Private International Law and Comparative Law) to the Chair at the Institute for International Law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich appointed .

From 1976 to 1982 he was a member of the Science Council , from 1979 its chairman. From 1987 he was initially vice-president, from 1990 to 1994 prorector and from 1994 to 2002 rector of the LMU Munich.

Heldrich was the author of numerous specialist publications and interdisciplinary papers. He was one of the editors of the short commentary on the Palandt Civil Code .

Andreas Heldrich was a member of the White Rose Foundation . Since 2004 he has been chairman of the Bavarian Memorials Foundation .

honors and awards


In 2000 he was awarded the negative prize " Sprachpanscher des Jahres " from the German Language Association for the proposal to rename the faculties and departments of the university into departments .

Fonts (selection)

As an author
  • Protection of privacy and freedom of the press. Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European Law, Vienna 1998
  • The interlocal private law of Germany according to the Unification Treaty. Verlag de Gruyter, Berlin et al. 1992
  • Freedom of Science - Freedom to Error? Müller Jur. Verlag, Heidelberg 1987
As a co-author or editor
  • Heldrich, Andreas and Nili Cohen (Eds): Academic Freedom. Interdisciplinary Conference of Tel Aviv University and Munich University. Venice, October 1998. Utz Verlag, Munich 2001
  • Heldrich, Andreas and Toshiyuki Kono (eds.): Challenges of International Civil Procedure Law: Japanese-German-Swiss Symposium on Current Issues in International Civil Procedure Law in Relation to the USA. Publishing house Mohr Siebeck 1994
  • Heldrich, Andreas and Gerhard Schmidtchen: Justice as a Profession. CHBeck Verlag, Munich 1982

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