Thomas Finkenauer

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Thomas Finkenauer (* 1968 in Bad Kreuznach ) is a German lawyer and professor at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen .


Finkenauer passed his Abitur in 1987 at the grammar school on the city wall in Bad Kreuznach. The following year he began studying law and history at the University of Trier , where he also passed his first state examination in 1993. From 1990 to 1991 he did a research stay in Geneva. In 1995 he completed his studies in history with the title of Magister artium . Finkenauer had already started his legal clerkship in 1994, which he completed in 1996 with the second state examination in law. Subsequently, he worked as a research assistant at the chair of Hans Josef Wieling in Trier, where he received his doctorate in 1999. jur. PhD. He then worked as a research assistant in Trier while he was working on his habilitation. He graduated in 2005 and received the venia legendi for the subjects of civil law, Roman law and modern history of private law.

In the 2005/06 winter semester, Finkenauer took up his professorship at the University of Tübingen , where he has held the chair for civil law, Roman law and European private law ever since. In 2007 he turned down an offer from the University of Göttingen and in 2014 an offer from the University of Passau .

Works (selection)

  • Ownership and passage of time - the dominium sine re in property law. At the same time a contribution to the genesis of the BGB . Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2000, ISBN 978-3-428-10138-2 . (Dissertation)
  • Heredity and third-party effects of stipulation in classical Roman law . Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2010, ISBN 978-3-16-150601-7 . (Habilitation thesis)
  • Mark Aurel's Legislation on Slavery . Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2010, ISBN 978-3-515-09677-5 .
  • Hans Josef Wieling & Thomas Finkenauer: Cases on the special law of obligations . 7th edition. CH Beck, Munich 2012, ISBN 978-3-406-63667-7 .

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