Lukas Gschwend (born December 9, 1967 in Männedorf ) is a Swiss legal scholar. He is a full professor of legal history , legal sociology and criminal law at the University of St. Gallen and adjunct professor for legal history and legal philosophy at the University of Zurich .
Gschwend studied law at the University of Zurich from 1986 to 1992 and graduated with a licentiate . From 1992 to 1995 he worked as a research assistant at the chair for legal history and private law , including a research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1993. For two years, from 1995 to 1997, he acted as extraordinary clerk at the district court of Gaster and See ( Canton of St. Gallen ).
He received his doctorate in 1996 from the University of Zurich with the dissertation : “On the history of the doctrine of sanity. Historical-dogmatic rhapsodies on the question of criminal liability, taking into account medical-historical and scientific-historical aspects » . Lukas Gschwend then lectured on criminal law and legal history at the University of Zurich from 1998 to 2002 . In 2002 he was appointed private lecturer for legal history and legal philosophy at the University of Zurich based on the habilitation thesis : «The student murder of Zurich. A criminal history and criminal process analytical investigation into the unexplained killing of the student Ludwig Lessing from Freienwalde (Prussia) on November 4, 1835. At the same time a contribution to research into political crime in Vormärz » . In 2002 he was appointed Associate Professor for Legal History and Legal Sociology at the University of St. Gallen . In 2009 the University of Zurich appointed him adjunct professor. Since 2011 Gschwend has been a full professor at the University of St. Gallen and dean of the law faculty there (“Law School”).
On Juristentag 2006 he was elected President of the Legal Sources Foundation of the Swiss Lawyers Association.
Gschwend is married and has two children.
- On the history of the doctrine of sanity. A contribution in particular to the regulation in Swiss criminal law (= Zurich studies on legal history. Vol. 33). Schulthess, Zurich 1996, ISBN 3-7255-3434-9 .
- Nietzsche and the criminal sciences. A legal historical investigation of the criminal law philosophical and criminological aspects in Nietzsche's work with special consideration of the Nietzsche reception in German jurisprudence (= Zurich studies on legal history. Vol. 36). Schulthess, Zurich 1999, ISBN 3-7255-3831-X .
- The student murder in Zurich. A criminal history and criminal process analytical investigation into the unexplained killing of the student Ludwig Lessing from Freienwalde (Prussia) on November 4, 1835. At the same time, a contribution to research into political crime in Vormärz. Verlag NZZ , Zurich 2002, ISBN 3-85823-933-X .
- (together with Marcel Senn) Legal History II. Legal History. Schulthess, Zurich / Basel / Geneva 2004, ISBN 3-7255-4732-7 .
- (together with Marc Winiger) The abolition of torture in Switzerland (= European legal and regional history. Vol. 6). Dike, Zurich / St. Gallen 2008, ISBN 978-3-03-751128-2 .
- Ignaz Paul Vital Troxler : Philosophical legal doctrine of nature and the law with regard to the false doctrine of liberality and legitimacy. Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg 2006, ISBN 3-8260-3140-7 .
- Literature by and about Lukas Gschwend in the catalog of the German National Library
- Lukas Gschwend's chair at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)
- Lukas Gschwend's curriculum vitae and publications
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Swiss legal scholar|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 9, 1967|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Männedorf|