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Dr Jens Scherpe

  • College positions:

    Fellow and Director of Studies

  • University positions:

    Reader in Comparative Law

  • Subject:

    Law

Degrees

1.State Exam (Berlin); 2.State Exam (Hamburg); PhD (Hamburg); MJur (Oxon); MA (Cantab)

Awards and Prizes

Otto-Hahn-Medal for outstanding research achievements of young researchers (awarded by the Max Planck Society in 2002)
DIS Förderpreis 2003/2004 (awarded for PhD thesis by German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) in 2004)

Other positions

  • Director, Cambridge Law Centre
  • Honorary Professor, University of Aalborg
  • Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor, University of Hong Kong 
  • Honorary Fellow, St. John's College, University of Hong Kong
  • Academic Door Tenant, Queen Elizabeth Building, Temple, London

Research interests

Family Law; Comparative Law; Comparative Family Law; Tort; Private International Law

Teaching interests

Family Law; Comparative Law; Comparative Family Law

Other interests

Travelling; basketball; Liverpool FC supporter

Selected publications

The Future of Registered Partnerships (Intersentia, 2017). Co-authored with Andy Hayward

The Legal Status of Transsexual and Transgender Persons (Intersentia, 2016)

The Present and Future of European Family Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

European Family Law Volume I - The Impact of Institutions and Organisations on European Family Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

European Family Law Volume II - The Changing Concept of ‘Family’ and Challenges for Domestic Family Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

European Family Law Volume III - Family Law in a European Perspective (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016)

Full publication list can be found here.