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Reimann, Mathias W.

Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law

334 Hutchins Hall
734.763.6331
E-mail purzel@umich.edu

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. ​

Recent Publications

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Co-author. "Begriff und Zweck im Recht: Ein Geburtstagsblatt fuer Rudolf von Jhering." N. Jansen, co-author. Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Privatrecht,>/em> no. 1 (Forthcoming, 2018).

"Better Law", "Interest and Policy Analysis." In European Encyclopedia of Private International Law, edited by J. Basedow. Forthcoming. ​

Review of American Legal History, by G. E. White. Zeitschrift fuer Rechtsgeschichte (Forthcoming, 2017).

"Unternehmenshaftung fuer Menschenrechtsverletzunge in den USA: Jenseits des Alien Tort Claims Act." In Zivil und strafrechtliche Haftung von Unternehmen fuer Menschenrechtsverletzungen, edited by M. Krajewski et al. Forthcoming.

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.

"The European Advantage in Global Lawyering." Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Privatrecht (Forthcoming).

"Historical Jurisprudence." In The Oxford Handbook of Legal History, edited by D. Dubber and C. Tomlins. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, Forthcoming.

​"Comparative Law." In International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law. Forthcoming.​​

"Private Enforcement in the United States and in Europe: A Comparative Perspective and Potential Lessons for Asia." In Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, edited by R. H. Huang and N. C. Howson, 14-42. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017.
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"Choice-of-Law Codification in Modern Europe: The Costs of Multi-Level Law-Making." Creighton L. Rev. 49, no. 3 (2016): 507-22.
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Review of Rechtsvergleichung, by U. Kischel. Zeitschrift fuer Europaeisches Privatrecht (2016): 781.

"Savigny-Übersetzungen und Savigny-Bilder in der Welt des Common Law." In Savigny international?, edited by J. Rückert and T. Duve, 49-91. Studien zur europäischen Rechtsgeschichte, vol. 291. Frankfurt: Klostermann, 2015.

"Product Liability." In Comparative Tort Law, edited by M. Bussani and A. Sebok. Research Handbooks in Comparative Law Series. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.​

Review of Codifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative Analysis, by S. C. Symeonides. Am. J. Comp. L. 63, no. 3 (2015): 801-9.
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Activities

Taught a course on German 19th-century jurist Rudolf von Jhering at the summer academy of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, St. Johann/Italy, August 2016.

Gave the opening lecture on "A European Advantage on Global Lawyering" at the Final Conference on European Private Law, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, May 2016.

Presented "The Codification of Choice-of-Law in the European Union" at the Association of American Law Schools Section on Conflict of Laws, New York, January 2015.