Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Germans in UK law schools (updated, eventually)

I did this list of German legal academic at a UK law schools a few times in 2008 and 2009 (here, here, here). Now eventually an update: it should be 90-95% or so complete, and there may also be the odd false positive (please let me know). New names and changes in affiliation are in italics:

Dirk Hanschel (Aberdeen), Gerald Schafer (Aberystwyth), Anton Schutz (Birkbeck), Katharina Moeser (Birmingham), Martin Trybus (Birmingham), Jessica Guth (Bradford), Nina Boeger (Bristol), Christian Heitsch (Brunel), Markus Gehring (Cambridge), Jens Scherpe (Cambridge), Katrin Mueller-Johnson (Cambridge), Friedrich Lösel (Cambridge), Antje Du Bois Pedain (Cambridge), Marc Weller (Cambridge), Tobias Kliem (Canterbury Christ), Beke Zwingmann (Cardiff), Michael Bohlander (Durham), Robert Schutze (Durham), Mathias Siems (Durham), Burkhard Schäfer (Edinburgh), Paul Behrens (Edinburgh), Judith Rauhofer (Edinburgh), Simone Lamont-Black (Edinburgh), Sabine Michalowski (Essex), Greta Bosch (Exeter), Martin Kretschmer (Glasgow), Martina Kunnecke (Hull), Simone Glanert (Kent), Jan Oster (KCL), Michael Schillig (KCL), Alexander Turk (KCL), Oliver Gerstenberg (Leeds), Dagmar Schiek (Leeds), Susanne Karstedt (Leeds), Andrea Gideon (Leeds)Katja Ziegler (Leicester), Anne Witt (Leicester), Sascha Bachmann (Lincoln), Christine Schwobel (Liverpool), Carsten Gerner-Beuerle (LSE), Jan Kleinheisterkamp (LSE), Kai Moller (LSE), Philipp Paech (LSE), Annette Nordhausen Scholes (Manchester), Thomas Krebs (Oxford), Stefan Vogenauer (Oxford), Wolf-Georg Ringe (Oxford), Bettina Lange (Oxford), Konstanze von Papp (Oxford), Guido Westkamp (QMUL), Maxi Scherer (QMUL), Julia Hornle (QMUL), Anne Thies (Reading), Beatrice Krebs (Reading), Werner Menski (SOAS), Alexander Fischer (SOAS), Lutz Oette (SOAS), Gunnar Beck (SOAS), Andreas Ruhmkorf (Sheffield), Tobias Lock (Surrey), Regina Rauxloh (Surrey), Volker Roeben (Swansea), Florian Wagner-von-Papp (UCL), Rike Kraemer (UCL), Sabine Hassler (UWE Bristol), Ralf Rogowski (Warwick), Lydia Schulz (Warwick), Christopher Bisping (Warwick), Stefan Enchelmaier (York).

What accounts for this ‘brain drain’ to the UK? I’d suggest both ‘pull’ and ‘push’ factors. To analyse it properly, of course, one would also have to examine other nationalities too (which I won’t do; but perhaps someone else wants to do it?): eg, going through the websites of universities (btw: I used this as a starting point), it seems to me that there are also a growing number of Italian, Greek but also Chinese names.

PS: I just see that there is also a UK Network of German Academics, coordinated by the DAAD.