Institute for Civil Law

Prof. Krauskopf

Prof. Dr. iur. Frédéric Krauskopf's research focuses on the Code of Obligations, specifically regarding general principles, contract and liability law. Prof. Krauskopf is also concerned with issues regarding private international law and civil procedure. He is the director of the Institute for Liability and Insurance Law

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Professor Frédéric Krauskopf, born on 23 October 1975 in Fribourg, Switzerland, Swiss citizen, married, four children; schools in Fribourg, Switzerland, and in Concord CA, USA (High School), since 2012 full professor of law at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

Academic positions

  • Director of the Institute for Liability and Insurance Law; Full professor for Private Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bern.

Research areas

  • Swiss and international private law with focus on contract, liability and insurance law, comparative private law.


  • University of Fribourg (lic. iur. 2000, Dr. iur. 2003); Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2005); University of Lucerne (Venia Legendi 2012).
  • Research and/or teaching at the following universities and institutes: University of Basel (2007-); Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern (2014-); Center for Global Law and Policy, Santa Clara, CA, USA (2009); University of Fribourg (2000-2002); University of Lucerne (2010-); Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany (2008-2009); Stanford Law School, CA, USA (2009-2010, 2015).

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