Hans Möller (lawyer)

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Hans Fritz Heinrich Möller (born March 3, 1907 in Hamburg ; † February 9, 1979 there ) was a German lawyer .

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Hans Möller came from a Hamburg merchant family. He attended the secondary school of the Johanneum School of Academics and studied law in Munich , Freiburg im Breisgau and Hamburg . He did his doctorate in 1932 under Ernst Bruck on cif business and insurance and then worked as a lecturer at Hamburg University. In his habilitation thesis in 1936 he dealt with total and individual damage. Contributions to the renewal of damage theory from commercial law . In May 1937 he joined the NSDAP . In 1939 he was offered an extraordinary professorship, and from 1941 a full professorship for civil, commercial and insurance law including social insurance at Hamburg University. He succeeded Bruck, who was forced to retire in 1935. From 1936/37 to 1973 he also served as the director of the university's insurance industry seminar. As dean or vice dean he headed the Faculty of Law from 1952 to 1954 and from 1961 to 1963. In 1945 he took over the chairmanship of the Insurance Science Association in Hamburg . Since 1953 he was a member of the Hamburg Constitutional Court . As a visiting professor he taught in Berkeley and was a member of the Faculté Internationale pour l'enseignement de droit comparé in Strasbourg .

At Hamburg University he continued the “Hamburg School” of insurance law founded by Ernst Bruck. In research and teaching in the insurance industry, he was considered a leader and formative for his specialist area. He developed the theory of the transfer of risk , which had global effects on insurance law. When the German Association for Insurance Science was re-established in 1959, he took over its chairmanship. He was also editor of the magazine for the entire insurance science . As a founding member of the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances , he took over the presidency from 1974 to 1978 and was then made honorary president. He campaigned for the association's second world congress to be held in Hamburg in 1962.

The fundamental revision and expansion of the commentary on the Insurance Contract Act, including insurance brokerage law from 1961, can be viewed as the main scientific work of the lawyer . The work originally came from Ernst Bruck. Möller knew how to precisely define terms and how to work out the material dogmatically and systematically. He wrote ten books and more than 250 essays. He dealt with all areas of insurance law, commercial and patent law and civil law. In addition, he was responsible for the publications, which Bruck had also begun, for the Insurance Industry Seminar at the University of Hamburg and the Insurance Association in Hamburg e. V. , which contained important monographs. He was also a sought-after expert and was a member of several supervisory and administrative boards of insurance companies.

After the Second World War, Möller became politically active in the CDU Hamburg , for which he ran at number 71 in the 1966 state election. However, the CDU received only 38 mandates.


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  1. ^ "On March 27th will be elected: The parties and their candidates" , in: Hamburger Abendblatt of March 9th, 1966, accessed on May 20th, 2020.