Dieter Werkmüller

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Dieter Werkmüller (born July 11, 1937 in Wiesbaden ) is a German lawyer and former professor at the Philipps University of Marburg .


Werkmüller began studying law in 1957 at the University of Munich , which he completed in 1962 at the University of Frankfurt am Main with the acquisition of the first state examination in law. The second state examination followed in 1966. He then worked as a research assistant at the University of Frankfurt am Main, but later moved to the University of Marburg . There he received his doctorate in 1970 with a legal history thesis on wisdoms .

Two years later, Werkmüller was appointed to the newly created chair for legal history and civil law at the University of Marburg. He accepted this call and taught and researched there until his retirement in 2002. Shortly after his retirement, he joined the same Marburg law firm that Ekkehard Kaufmann had already joined in 1992. Werkmüller worked there as a lawyer until 2006. Until 2006, Werkmüller also held several legal history lectures at the University of Marburg.

Werkmüller's research focus was in particular on German legal history . He gained greater fame through his collaboration on the concise dictionary on German legal history .

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A commemorative publication was published on Werkmüller's 70th birthday :

  • Stephan Buchholz et al .: Words of Law - Words of Legal History: Festschrift for Dieter Werkmüller on his 70th birthday . Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-503-09817-0 .

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