Martin Schermaier- "Roman Law Baptized: die Christianisierung römischen Rechts im Spätmittelalter"

Martin Josef Schermaier studied law, political science and journalism at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg (1981-1988), completed his legal studies in 1985 (magister iuris), and received his doctorate degree in 1991. After a stay in Bonn (1993/94), funded by a Humboldt stipend, he received his post-doctoral teaching qualification in 1995 for the subjects Roman Law, German Private Law and History of Legal Dogmas. From 1995-1997, he was lecturer in Salzburg and Regensburg, before becoming interim professor in Münster in 1997. In 1998, he was named professor for Roman and Private Law at the University of Münster; in 2005, professor for Private and Roman Law at the University of Bonn.
Schermaier is Director of the Institute for Roman Law and Comparative Legal History at the University of Bonn, member of the North Rhine Westphalian Academy of Science and the Arts, and, since 2009, co-editor of the Savigny journal for legal history (Savigny-Zeitschrift für Rechtsgeschichte). His work is primarily concerned with questions of the cultural roots of private law figures and concepts.
From October 2011 to April 2012 Martin Schermaier was Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”.