Schlechtriem, Peter


Articles in Juridica International

Personal data

  • March 2, 1933 in Jena/Thuringia, Germany - April 23, 2007


  • Dr. iur., 1964
  • Master of Comparative Law, Law School, University of Chicago, 1964–1965
  • First and Second Legal State Examination, 1959/1963


  • Doctor iuris honoris causa, University of Tartu, 2002
  • Hilary term: Guest Professor, University of Oxford, 2000–2001
  • Professor emeritus of Counsel Allen & Overy, Frankfurt am Main, 2000-2007
  • Hilary term: Senior teaching fellow, University of Oxford: Centre for the Advanced Study for European and Comparative Law, 1997–1998
  • Doctor honoris causae, University of Basel/Switzerland, October 3, 1995
  • Visiting professor, Victoria University, Wellington/New Zealand, Spring 1986
  • Visiting professor, University of Fribourg/Switzerland, 1985
  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, 1981
  • Full professor, University of Freiburg for Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, Comparative and Private International Law; Director of the Institute of Foreign and International Private Law, 1977
  • Full professor, University of Heidelberg, 1971
  • Visiting assistant professor, Law School, University of Chicago, 1967–1968
  • Lectures in Tel-Aviv/Israel, Gent/Belgium, Vienna/Austria, 1988
  • Numerous lectures at universities in the USA, Japan, Korea, Singapore, England, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland

Professional activity and membership

  • Member of the Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), Rome, 1998
  • American Law Institute, Foreign Advisor, Restatement Restitution, 1998–2007
  • Member of the European Academy of Private Law Scholars, Pavia, 1996–2007
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Corresponding Expert, Reform Art. 2 UCC, 1994–2007
  • President of the German Society of Comparative Law, September 1989
  • Member of the German Law Reform Commission, 1984–2007
  • Member of the German delegation to the UN-Conference in Vienna on the Uniform Law on International Sales, 1980
  • Member of the German Council on Private International Law, 1973–2007
  • Member of the Sudy Group on a European Civil Code, 1999-2007