Hans Hermann Seiler

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Hans Hermann Seiler (born December 24, 1929 in Münster ; † June 16, 2019 ) was a German lawyer and professor at the University of Hamburg .


Seiler studied law at the Universities of Freiburg im Breisgau and Münster . He passed his first and second state examinations in law in Münster. Also in Münster, Seiler completed his doctorate with Max Kaser in 1957. iur. from. Seiler followed his teacher Kaser after he moved to the University of Hamburg and subsequently worked as his research assistant. Seiler completed his habilitation at Kaser in 1965 and received the venia legendi for the subjects of Roman law and civil law .

Initially, he worked as a private lecturer at the University of Hamburg. In 1968, Seiler turned down a call to the Free University of Berlin to accept a call from the University of Hamburg. Until his retirement in 1998 he was professor of Roman law and civil law. He also worked as a judge at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court from 1970 to 1983 . In addition, Seiler was a released member of the Academy of Sciences in Hamburg . Together with Okko Behrends , Rolf Knütel and Berthold Kupisch , Seiler has been working on the translation of the Corpus Iuris Civilis since the late 1980s .

Publications (selection)

  • The systematics of the individual obligations in the recent history of private law . Universitätsverlag, Münster 1957 (dissertation).
  • The negotiorum gestio in Roman law . Böhlau, Cologne 1968 (habilitation thesis).
  • Past and present in civil law . Heymanns, Cologne 2005, ISBN 978-3-452-25387-3 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Prof. Dr. Hans Hermann Seiler: Obituary notice. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. June 22, 2019, accessed June 22, 2019 .