Regina Ogorek

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Regina Ogorek (born November 10, 1944 in Bad Landeck , Habelschwerdt district , Lower Silesia province ) is a German law scholar and university professor.

She studied law in Münster and Munich . In 1973 she did her doctorate in Munich on the subject of “Investigations into the development of strict liability” and completed her habilitation in 1985 in Frankfurt am Main with the thesis “Richter King or Subsumption Machine? On the theory of justice in the 19th century ”. From 1987 to 1994 she held a full professorship at the law faculty of the University of Zurich and was appointed to the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main in 1994 . Regina Ogorek has retired since the summer semester 2010.

Her research interests include legal, judicial and constitutional history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Furthermore, jurisprudence analyzes as well as the subjects of methodology, law and language as well as justice under National Socialism belong to her research focus.

Regina Ogorek is married to Peter Forstmoser .


  • Studies on the development of strict liability in the 19th century , writings on the recent history of private law, Vol. 22, Cologne, Vienna 1975, ISBN 3-412-20575-3 .
  • Judge King or Subsumption Machine? On the theory of justice in the 19th century . Publications of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. Case Law, Vol. 1, Frankfurt am Main 1986.
  • Legal work. A guide for students (together with Peter Forstmoser and others), 1st edition, Zurich 1994, 6th edition, Zurich 2018, ISBN 978-3-7255-7859-7 .
  • Education about justice . 1st half-volume: Treatises and reviews, with an introduction by Dieter Simon, 2nd half-volume: Richter king or subsumption machine? On the theory of justice in the 19th century (2nd, unchanged edition), publications by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Case Law, Vol. 28.1 / 2, Frankfurt am Main 2008, ISBN 978-3-465-04051-4 .
  • Co-editor: Summa. Dieter Simon on his 70th birthday , ed. by Rainer Maria Kiesow, Regina Ogorek and Spiros Simitis, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 978-3-465-03433-9 .
  • Co-editor of Myops magazine . Reports from the world of law and co-author of the mops block .

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