Oliver Lepsius

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Oliver Lepsius (2011)

Oliver Lepsius (born February 2, 1964 in Munich ) is a German legal scholar .

Life and career

Oliver Lepsius passed his Abitur in Weinheim and then did his military service. He then studied law at the University of Bonn and later moved to the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich (LMU). He passed both state exams there and was awarded a thesis in 1993 with a thesis on the topic of opposing concept formation. Method developments in the Weimar Republic and their relationship to the ideologization of law under National Socialism . In 2000, he completed his habilitation on property and property rule in public law at the same university . He then switched to the Law Faculty of Heidelberg University . Lepsius taught public law and general and comparative political science at the University of Bayreuth from 2002 to 2017 . He turned down a call to the University of Vienna in 2010. In summer 2017 he accepted a chair for public law at the law faculty of the University of Münster .

Lepsius deals with issues of current German state and administrative law as well as with historical foundations and philosophical and comparative questions of public law .

Lepsius was the successor to the chair of Peter Häberle in Bayreuth, the doctoral supervisor of Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg . He expressed himself very clearly in the discussion about Guttenberg's dissertation . Lepsius described Guttenberg as a fraudster who had planned a collage of plagiarism over hundreds of pages. He is co-editor of the pocket book Staging as a Profession: The Guttenberg Case , which analyzes the case of zu Guttenberg in an interdisciplinary manner in the form of essays.

He is married to the legal historian Susanne Lepsius . His father was the sociologist Mario Rainer Lepsius , his mother the publicist and member of the Bundestag Renate Lepsius .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. JuraNova. Newsletter of the Law Faculty. P. 11 , accessed on September 9, 2017 .
  2. Portrait in "Spektrum", issue 03/2003, university newspaper of the University of Bayreuth; (PDF; 4.2 MB) ( Memento from February 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Scientists accuse Guttenberg of willful action ( Memento from March 1, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Statement in the FAZ on February 24, 2011  ( page no longer available , search in web archives ).@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.vwd.de
  5. Detailed interview in Bavarian Broadcasting on February 25, 2011  ( page no longer available , search in web archives ), accessed on February 26, 2011.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.br-online.de