Prof. Dr. Astrid Stadler

Supervisory Board
University Professor

Chair of Private Law, Civil Procedure Law, Private International Law & Comparative Law (University of Konstanz, Germany) and Chair of Comparative Mass Litigation, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (NL) (part-time position 2011-2015)


  • 1993                Habilitation, School of Law, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
  • 1988                Ph.D, School of Law, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1984                SecondState Examination (Law), Baden-Württemberg
  • 1981-1983      Law Clerk, Court of Appeals Karlsruhe
  • Language skills: German, English, French, Chinese (basic knowledge)

Research Areas:

Civil procedural law (German, European and International, collective redress); Comparative law (property law, contract law), civil law, private international law
List of publications:

Academic Appointments, Positions and Professional Experience:

  • since 2013       Co-editor of the German “Juristenzeitung” (JZ)
  • since 2012       Vice-President of the German Association of Civil Procedural Law
  • 2009-2012      Chairperson of the Accreditation Committee (Study programs) EVALAG (Mannheim)
  • 2002-2007      Vice-President Study Programs, University of Konstanz,
  • 2002-2010      Member of the DAAD Selection Committee  LLM Programs
  • 2004-2016      Association of German Jurists (Deutscher Juristentag), Member of the Executive Board (since 2004, reelected 2010), Vice-president of the Board 2012-2016
  • 1999-2001      Member of Senate of the University of Konstanz
  • 1997-1999      Dean of the School of Law, University of Konstanz
  • 1995-1997      Vice-Dean (Student Affairs), School of Law, University of Konstanz
  • since 1994       Full Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1990, 1992      Visiting Scholar, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
  • 1990-1992      Habilitation Scholarship German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 1988                Visiting assistant, Prof. Dr. Ernest C. Stiefel, Coudert Brothers, New York, N.Y.
  • 1984-1990      Teaching assistant, University of Konstanz


  • International Association of Procedural Law
  • German Association of Civil Procedural Law (Vice-President)
  • German Association of Civil Law
  • German Association of Comparative Law
  • Association of International Procedural Law (Member of the Advisory Board)
  • Association of International Law and Private International Law
  • German-American Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of German Jurists (Deutscher Juristentag, Vice-President),
  • German-Chinese Lawyers’ Association
  • Baden-Württemberg-China Association, President (2009-2013)

 Government Advisory Services:

  • Member of the Advisory Board “Consumer and Health Policy”, Federal Ministry of Food Agriculture and Consumer Protection (2008-2011)
  • Member of the German Advisory Board on Conflicts of Law, Federal Ministry of Justice (since 2003) 
  • Member of the Advisory Board “Verbraucherzentrale Stuttgart”