Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann

Senior Research Fellow, Alumnus IMPRS Uncertainty
Contact Information
++49 (0) 228 91416-26

Research Focus

Contract Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Legal Lingustics, Behavioral Economics, Corporate Law, Legislative Theory

Academic Positions

  • Since 2016: Managing Editor, International Journal of Language & Law (JLL)
  • Since 2015: Principal Investigator, CAL² Research Group
  • 2015 Law Book Editor, Mohr Siebeck publishers, Tübingen
  • 2013-2015: Doctoral student (Economics), University of Jena
  • 2013-2015: Legal clerk (Referendar) in Erfurt, Speyer, Leipzig, Tübingen and Pretoria
  • 2010-2013: Doctoral student (Law), University of Bonn / IMPRS Uncertainty
  • 2010 Law Degree, J.D. equivalent (Erstes Staatsexamen), Hamburg, Germany


Academic Theses (Qualifikationsschriften)

reviewed (in German) by Rath, Legal Tribune Online 2015; Lieder/Hoffmann, Die Aktiengesellschaft 2015, 171; Braun Binder, Die Öffentliche Verwaltung 2015, 384; Rottleuthner, Juristenzeitung 2016, 86; Ekhardt, Rechtsphilosophie 2016, 110

analysis in part extended in: 11 New Journal for Insolvency Law and Turnaround (NZI) 2008, 667; 12 Journal for the Entire Law of Insolvency (ZInsO) 2009, 264

Publications in German 

Publications in English

Hamann H., Vogel F., Evidence-Based Jurisprudence meets Legal Linguistics. Unlikely Blends Made in Germany, BYU L. Rev. 43, forthcoming 2017

Hamann H., Vogel F., Gauer I., Computer Assisted Legal Linguistics (CAL²), pp. 195–198 in: Bex/Villata (Eds.), Legal Knowledge and Information Systems. JURIX 2016: The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2016

Engel C., Hamann H., The Hog Cycle of Law Professors. An Econometric Time Series Analysis of the Entry-level Job Market in Legal Academia, PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 7, e0159815, 2016

Vogel F., Hamann H., Stein D., Abegg A., Biel Ł., Solan L. M., "Begin at the beginning": Lawyers and Linguists Together in Wonderland, The Winnower, vol. 3, no. 4919, 2016

Fischer S., Goerg S. J., Hamann H., Cui Bono, Benefit Corporation? An Experiment Inspired by Social Enterprise Legislation in Germany and the US, Review of Law & Economics (RLE), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 79-110, 2015.

Hamann H., Unpacking the Board: A Comparative and Empirical Perspective on Groups in Corporate Decision-Making, Berkeley Business Law Journal (BBLJ), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-54, 2014.

Rieder L., Hamann H., Student Participation in Legal Education in Germany and Europe, German Law Journal (GLJ), vol. 10, no. 7, pp. 1095–1112, 2009.