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Linklaters Professor of Comparative Law
Professorial Fellow in Law, Brasenose College 


Comparative law, English and German private law, European private law and legal history.


MA, DPhil (Oxford)

Academic Background

Birke Häcker is the Linklaters Professor of Comparative Law at Oxford University and a Professorial Fellow of Brasenose College. Having read law at Brasenose as an undergraduate before also obtaining a German law degree and qualifying to practise there, she returned to Brasenose in 2016 from being a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, for many years. Her research interest lies in comparative law and in English and German private law, with a strong historical focus.

Further information about her research, including a list of publications, can be found on the Law Faculty website

The Fellowship: Interviewed

Crossing between two worlds

Click here to read an interview with Professor Häcker by Olivia Gordon from Oxford Today