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August 30, 2005

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Allegra Young, UT Law Communications, (512) 471-7330.

Comparative Corporate Law Expert Jens Dammann Joins Law Faculty

Jens Dammann Professor Jens Dammann

AUSTIN, Texas — This fall Jens Dammann, an expert in comparative corporate law, will join The University of Texas School of Law as Assistant Professor. He will teach Business Associations and Advanced Corporate Law.  Professor Dammann comes to Texas from Cornell Law School where last year he taught as a visiting assistant professor. 

"Jens Dammann is a terrific addition to our faculty.  He will be a valuable teacher and scholar in the area of comparative corporate law," said Dean Bill Powers.

“I am not only excited to become part of such an outstanding faculty, but I am looking forward to work with the students at the UT who impressed me very much during my earlier visits,“ said Professor Dammann.

In the field of corporate law, Professor Dammann’s research focuses on regulatory competition, in the area of European Community law, he has focused on the relationship between substantive and procedural law.   His representative publications include Freedom of Choice in European Corporate Law, Yale J. Int'l Law 477 (2004);  Die Grenzen zulässiger Diskriminierung im Zivilrecht (The Limits of Permissible Discrimination in Civil Law), Duncker & Humblot,  forthcoming 2005; and  Beweisrecht und materielles Recht im System der Grundfreiheiten (The Relationship between Substantive and Evidentiary Rules in the Law of  the Fundamental Freedoms of the EC Treaty), Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming 2006.

 In addition to teaching at Cornell, Professor Dammann has also served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition, and Tax Law in Munich, Germany.  For two years he worked as a law clerk for the State of Schleswig-Holstein, and, prior to that, served as a research assistant at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität where he taught contracts to first-year students.

Jens Dammann earned his J.S.D. and LL.M. from Yale Law School. He received a post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) this year from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt, Germany where he also received his Dr. jur. (Ph.D.) in 2004 and his First State Exam (J.D.)in 1997, both with highest honors.  He has received numerous fellowships for his work.

Professor Dammann joins a faculty with strengths in private comparative law and corporate law. Tenure and tenure-track faculty members whose scholarship includes substantial work in private comparative law are Bernard Black, John Dzienkowski, Ronald Mann, Sir Basil Markesinis, Inga Markovits, Robert Peroni, Jane Stapleton, Ernest Smith, Alan Rau, and Jay Westbrook. Tenure and tenure-track faculty members whose scholarship includes substantial work in corporate law are Bernard Black, Henry Hu, and Loftus Carson. Professor David Sokolow is one of UT Law's most popular teachers in this area, having won the Texas Exes Teaching award twice.