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Reimann, Mathias W.

Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law

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Mathias W. Reimann, the Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law, received his basic legal education in Germany (Referendar, 1978; Assessor, 1981). He is a graduate of and holds a doctorate (Dr. iur. Utr., 1982) from the University of Freiburg Law School, where he taught for several years. He is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (LLM, 1983). He publishes widely both in the United States and abroad in the areas of comparative law, private international law, and legal history. He has held visiting appointments in many countries around the world, including France, Italy, Japan, Israel, Germany, and Austria.

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Transnational Law: Cases and Materials. T. Dickinson, J. C. Hathaway, and J. Samuels, co-authors. American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 2013.

Co-author. "The Unification of Law in Federal Systems." D. Halberstam, co-author. In General Report for the Thematic Conference of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Forthcoming.

"Product Liability." In Comparative Tort Law, edited by M. Bussani and A. Sebok. Forthcoming.

"The American Advantage in Global Lawyering." Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht 78, no. 1 (2014): 1-36.
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Co-author. "Federalism and Legal Unification: Comparing Methods, Results, and Explanations Across Twenty Systems." D. H. Halberstam, co-author. In Federalism and Legal Unification: A Comparative Empirical Investigation of Twenty Systems. 2nd ed., edited by D. H. Halberstam and M. W. Reimann. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2014.
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Co-editor. Federalism and Legal Unification: A Comparative Empirical Investigation of Twenty Systems. 2nd ed. D. H. Halberstam, co-editor. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, 28. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2014.
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​"Rückzug der "Rechtsweltmacht"?" In Festschrift für Rolf Stürner zum 70. Geburtstag, edited by A. Bruns et.al., 1779-800. Tübingen, Ger.: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

"Das Ende der Menschenrechtsklagen vor den amerikanischen Gerichten?" Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 5 (2013): 455-62.

Co-author. "In Memoriam: Eric Stein." D. Halberstam and S. R. Ratner, co-authors. Am J. Int'l L. 106, no. 1 (2012): 98-101.

​Co-editor. Federalism and Legal Unification: A Comparative Empirical Investigation of Twenty Systems. D. H. Halberstam and J. A. Sanchez Cordero, co-editors. Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas / Doctrina jurídica, 620. Paris: International Academy of Comparative Law, 2012.

Preface to Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure, v-vi. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, 11. Dordrecht, Neth.: Springer, (2012).

Editor. Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure: A Comparative Study. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, 11. Dordrecht, Neth.: Springer, 2012.

"Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure: A Synthesis." In Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure, 3-56. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, no. 11. Dordrect, Neth.: Springer, 2012. (Published concurrently as "Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure." In General Reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law/Rapports Généraux du XVIIIème Congrès de l'Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, edited by K. B. Brown and D. V. Snyder, 197-227. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2012.)

"Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure." In General Reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law/Rapports Généraux du XVIIIème Congrès de l'Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, edited by K. B. Brown and D. V. Snyder, 197-227. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2012. (Published concurrently as "Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure: A Synthesis." In Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure, 3-56. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, no. 11. Dordrect, Neth.: Springer, 2012.)
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"Comparative Law and Neighboring Disciplines." In The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Law, edited by M. Bussani and U. Mattei, 13-34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Co-author. "Top-Down or Bottom-Up? A Look at the Unification of Private Law in Federal Systems." D. Halberstam, co-author. In The Foundations of European Private Law, edited by R. Brownsword, H. Micklitz, L. Niglia, and S. Weatherwill, 363-77. Oxford: Hart, 2011.

​"The End of an Era: A Tribute to Eric Stein (1913-2011)." Am. J. Comp. L. 59, no. 4 (2011): 855-7.
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Co-author. Foreword to Global Perspectives on Income Taxiation Law, by R. S. Avi-Yonah, N. Sartori, and O. Marian, co-authors, xiii-xiv. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, (2011).

"Was ist wählbares Recht?" In Rechtswahl: Grenzen und Chancen, edited by B. Verschraegen, 1-31. Kollisionsrecht. Vienna: Jan Sramek Verlag, 2010.

"We Are All Globalists Now: The Heritage of the Émigré Jurists for American Legal Education in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century." In Globalization and the U.S. Law School: Comparative and Cultural Perspectives 1906-2006, edited by S. C. Hicks and K. A. Modeer, 101-19. Skrifter utgivna vid Juridiska fakulteten i Lund, nr. 169. Lund: Juristförlaget i Lund, 2009. (Author notes: "This paper is a slightly reworked version of a talk given at Suffolk Law School's conference on the occasion of its 100th anniversary in Boston, Mass., January 26, 2007.")

"The Yahoo Case and Conflict of Laws in the Cyberage." In International Law: Classic and Contemporary Readings. 3rd ed., edited by C. Ku and P. F. Diehl, 457-63. Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.

"Präventiv-Administrative Regulierung oder Private Law Enforcement?" In Bitburger Gespräche Jahrbuch 2008/I, 105-46. Munich: C.H. Beck, 2009.

"The Notary in American Legal History: the Fall and Rise of the Civil Law Tradition?" In Handbuch zur Geschichte des notariats der europäischen Traditionen, edited by M.Schmoeckel and W.Schubert, 559-93. Rheinische Schriften zur Rechtsgeschichte, 12. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009.

"Hessel E. Yntema." In The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law, edited by R. Newman, 608. New Haven, Conn.: Yale Univ. Press, 2009.

"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Reform of the German Law of Obligations." Tul. L. Rev. 83, no. 4 (2009): 877-917.
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Activities

Panelist on "Private International Law," American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 4, 2013.

Presented a lecture on "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms: Gun Control in the United States," German-American Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Freiburg/Germany, July 13, 2013.

Presented the Rabel Lecture on "The American Advantage in Global Lawyering," Max Planck Institute, Hamburg/Germany, November 5, 2012.

Panelist on "Teaching International Law: Principles for Framing a Survey Course," Fordham University Law School, New York, October 27, 2012.

Presented a lecture on "Retreat of a Law-Superpower? Farewell to Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law by the U.S. Supreme Court?", University of Osnabrueck/Germany, June 25, 2012.

Panelist on "Codifications in Asia", Second Intermediate World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Taipei/Taiwan, May 24, 2012.

Workshop participant on "Intercultural Legal Competence," McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, August 7-9, 2011.

Panel speaker, "Understanding Law Across Borders," AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Seattle, June 13, 2011.

Visiting professor at the University of Haifa, Israel, and taught an Introduction to German Law, December 2010.

Presented at the International Bar Association Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, November 2010.

Served on the Organizing Committee for the XVIIIth World Congress of Comparative Law, to be held in Washington, D.C., July 25-31, 2010.

Participated in the Fifth Comparative Law Works in Progress Workshop, University of Illinois School of Law, May 2010.

 
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