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Nikolaus Benke

He received his Ph.D. in Law from the University of Vienna in 1978, accomplished the habilitation in 1989 and was appointed professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna in 1993. Since 2000 he is Head of the Department of Roman Law and Ancient Legal History. His research interests include Roman Law and Legal History, Private Law, Comparative Law, Legal Methodology, Legal Education, and Legal Gender Studies, both historical and contemporary. He has  established and coordinated (since 1999) a specializing program (“Wahlfachkorb”) in Legal Gender Studies at the Viennese Faculty of Law. He is editor of the "Wiener Studien zu Geschichte, Recht und Gesellschaft – Viennese Studies in History, Law and Society", a series dedicated to Ph.D. and habilitation publications. He received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) of the University of London (U.K.) in 1982, and accomplished his studies in Munich and Geneva. He was a guest professor at the University of Kansas (Lawrence) in 1994 and at the University of Graz in the winter term 2001/02. He regularly conducts gender sensitivity trainings for diverse target groups such as university executives or female junior faculty. For ten years (1991-2001) he was commissioner and Vice Chair of the Working Group on Equal Treatment at the University of Vienna.


Email: nikolaus.benke[at]univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-344 30

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