Heiner Lück

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Heiner Lück (born May 22, 1954 in Nauendorf ) is a German legal scholar . Lück taught as a professor of law at the University of Halle-Wittenberg .


Lück studied at the University of Halle-Wittenberg until 1979. In 1983 he completed his doctorate with an investigation into the practical effectiveness of the Wittenberg Faculty of Law (1502-1817). From 1983 to 1989 he was an assistant to the legal historian Rolf Lieberwirth in Halle . In 1988 he completed his habilitation in legal history with a thesis on the court system of the Electorate of Saxony in the early modern period. He acquired the venia legendi for civil law in 1993 at the University of Giessen . 1993 followed a teaching stay as a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin .

After teaching positions at the Universities of Zurich and Greifswald , he received offers from the Universities of Greifswald and Halle in 1993/94. In 1994 he was appointed professor for civil law, European and German legal history at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg . In 1999, he turned down a call to the chair for civil law and legal history at the University of Passau.

Heiner Lück is married and has two children. He is a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, where he heads the project “Saxon-Magdeburg Law as a Cultural Link between the Legal Systems of Eastern and Central Europe”. He is a member of the attached Historical Commission and the Scientific Association for Family Law.

In 2002 he was awarded the Eike von Repgow Prize .

At the end of the summer semester 2019, Lück retired.

Fonts (selection)

  • Wettin Counts - Limits and Courts. Contributions to the history of the hall circle. Council of the Saalkreis Department of Culture, Halle 1990.
  • The court system of Electoral Saxony. 1423–1550 (= research on German legal history. 17). Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1997, ISBN 3-412-12296-3 (At the same time: Halle, University, habilitation paper, 1988).
  • Sachsenspiegel and Magdeburg law. European dimensions of two Central German legal sources (= ADIUVAT in itinere. 5, ZDB -ID 2178202-7 ). Adiuvat, Hamburg 1998.
  • The rulings of the Wittenberg Faculty of Law. Organization, procedure, broadcast. Böhlau, Cologne et al. 1998, ISBN 3-412-11297-6 (also: Halle, University, dissertation, 1983).
  • About the Sachsenspiegel. Origin, content and effect of the legal code (= publications of the Foundation for Palaces, Castles and Gardens of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. 1). Janos Stekovics, Halle an der Saale 1999, ISBN 3-932863-03-8 (2nd, improved and expanded edition. Janos Stekovics, Dößel (Saalekreis) 2005, ISBN 3-89923-093-0 ).
  • Nicolaus Hieronymus Gundling and his “Legal and Reasonable Covering ... About the Shameful Reprint of Other Books”. In: Louis Pahlow , Jens Eisfeld (Hrsg.): Fundamentals and basic questions of intellectual property (= intellectual property and competition law. 13). Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-16-149559-5 , pp. 9–34, (Diethelm Klippel on his 65th birthday).
  • High treason against Sweden: The execution of Joachim Ludwig von Seckendorff on February 3, 1642 in Salzwedel. In: Nils Jörn , Haik Thomas Porada (ed.): The world and reality of the nobility in the Baltic Sea region. Ceremony for the 80th birthday of Bernhard Diestelkamp (= series of publications by the David Mevius Society. 5). Dr. Kovač, Hamburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-8300-4600-4 , pp. 299-317.
  • The Sachsenspiegel. The most famous German legal book of the Middle Ages . Lambert Schneider, Darmstadt 2017, ISBN 978-3-650-40186-1 .
  • Co-editor of the 2nd edition of the dictionary on German legal history (HRG).
  • Editor of the compilation "From the Saxon Mirror to the Nuremberg Trials".


  • Gerfried Fischer : The development of civil law teaching since the re-establishment of the law faculty after reunification. In: Heiner Lück (Ed.): Current contributions to jurisprudence and its intellectual-historical foundations. For the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of the law faculty at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (= Hallesche Schriften zum Recht. Vol. 32). Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale) 2013, ISBN 978-3-86977-072-7 , pp. 19-20.
  • Gerhard Köbler : German legal historian. Thousands of German-speaking legal historians from the past and present (= work on law and linguistics. 67). Works on law and linguistics Verlag, Gießen / Lahn 2006, ISBN 3-88430-078-4 , p. 142.
  • Rik Opsommer : laudation H. Lück. In: Sartoniana. Vol. 27, 2014, ZDB -ID 2250628-7 , pp. 47-50, ( digital version (PDF; 12.83 MB) ).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.campus-halensis.de/artikel/ein-lösungen-der-keiner-ist/