Wolfgang Kaiser (legal scholar)

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Wolfgang Kaiser (born November 6, 1963 in Freising ) is a German law scholar and university professor.


In 1983 Kaiser passed the Abitur at the Dom-Gymnasium Freising . He studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and attended lectures and seminars on ancient history and classical archeology. In 1994 he passed the second state examination in law.

In 1996 he was promoted to Dr. iur. PhD. He worked as a research assistant and until 2001 taught at the University of Bayreuth . In 2001 he completed his habilitation at the law faculty of the Ludwig Maximilians University. From 2002 to 2005 he taught at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen ; since April 2005 at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg . Since 2008 he has been a full member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences . In 2007 he was awarded the Premio romanistico internazionale Gérard Boulvert science prize.

His research focuses on civil law , Roman law , history of canon law and recent private legal history .


  • Studies on the Epitome Iuliani and the Berlin institutional and digest fragment . Munich 1996 (dissertation).
  • The Epitome Iuliani . Contributions to Roman law in the early Middle Ages and to Byzantine law lessons (= studies on European legal history . Volume 175), at the same time dissertation University of Munich 1996/97; Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 2004, ISBN 3-465-03297-7 .
  • Authenticity and validity of late antique imperial laws. Studies on the Sacra privilegia concilii Vizaceni. (= Munich contributions to papyrus research and ancient legal history. 96). Beck, Munich 2007, ISBN 978-3-406-55121-5 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Members of the HAdW since it was founded in 1909. Wolfgang Kaiser. Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, accessed June 27, 2016 .
  2. ZRGRA 125th Volume (2008), pp. 976-984 ; Index 35th Volume (2007), pp. 434-442

Web links

  • Biography at the Institute for Legal History and Historical Comparative Law at the University of Freiburg