Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Law

Welcome to the Law Faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin!

We welcome all students, employees and guests to the winter semester 2022/23, especially first-semester students. We are pleased that you have decided to study at our faculty. Information for the first semester can be found here. According to current planning, the winter semester will be carried out entirely in attendance.


University and faculty mourn Prof. Dr. Axel Flessner, who died on November 26, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main at the age of 86. From 1994 until his retirement in 2000, Axel Flessner held the professorship for German, European and International Private Law and Comparative Law. Through his appointment, the Berlin faculty was able to take up and further develop its great tradition in international private law and comparative law after its re-establishment.

Axel Flessner has contributed to the development of international and European private law through countless publications, including several monographs, and through his participation in international bodies. One of his particular concerns was the training of young legal professionals and their introduction to the European private law system. As editor of the “Journal of European Private Law” and spokesman for the graduate school “European Private and Business Law”, he has had a lasting impact on the international and European profile of the faculty.

Axel Flessner was greatly appreciated by his colleagues and by our students. With his death, the faculty loses a pioneering scientist, an outstanding university lecturer and a great colleague. Our condolences go to his family.


Humboldt University Law School condemns Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and is deeply concerned for the country's inhabitants. Our thoughts are with our colleagues, fellow students and their families.

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