Dr. jur. Katharina Kaesling, LL.M.

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Dr. Katharina Kaesling
Research Coordinator at the
Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kultur”
Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung
Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1-3
53227 Bonn

Telephone: (+49) 228 / 73 540 23
Telefax: (+49) 228 / 73 540 54
Email: kaesling@uni-bonn.de

Curriculum Vitae

  • Study of Law in Trier, Paris and Bonn
  • Subject-specific language training in Anglo-American law, completed September 2006
  • Certificate of International Competence of the University of Bonn, completed January 2011
  • First Examination in Law with specialization “Comparative Law, European and International Unification of Law, Private International Law and International Commerce”, completed February 2011
  • Postgraduate LL.M.-Studies (European Legal Studies and European General Studies), Master thesis in “Intellectual Property Protection: New Technologies, Trademarks, Designs and Copyright in the Common Market and on Global Markets“, College of Europe/ Collège d'Europe, completed July 2012
  • Legal Expert, Conformity Assessment (Implementation of Directive 2003/86/EC in Germany), Brussels legal consulting company, Report commissioned by the European Commission (2014-2017)
  • Doctoral Studies and Research Assistant at the Chair for Private Law, Private International Law, Comparative Law and European Private Law/ Institute for German, European and International Family Law, University of Bonn, Germany (2012-2015),
    Dissertation: “Post-marital Responsibility in France and Germany – comparative law research regarding grounds, ratio and limits of maintenance”, defended in May 2016 (summa cum laude)
  • Legal Clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Cologne (Landgericht Köln), June 2015-July 2017, with positions, inter alia, at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. (2016), at an international corporate law firm, department Patent Litigation in Düsseldorf (2016-2017) and at Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg (2017)
  • Since August 2017 Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture”
  • Coordinator of the Käte Hamburger Center’s Young Forum that creates a space for post-docs to enter into exchange and interdisciplinary discussion

Research Interests

  • Digitalization and Property Law as well as Intellectual Property Rights
  • Private Law and European Private Law, in particular Family Law
  • Private International Law and Comparative Law

Awards and Scholarships

  • Recipient of the Foundation Prize 2017 of the Institute for Fundamental Research in Family Law (Institut für familienrechtliche Grundlagenforschung), 2017
  • SSHN-Scholarship (Bourse de Séjour Scientifique de Haut Niveau) from the French Government (for a two-week research stay at the National Library of France, Paris), 2017
  • Recipient of the Best Doctoral Thesis Award from the Law Department at the University of Bonn, 2017
  • Recipient of the French Republic’s Young Academic Award of the University of Bonn for the 2016/2017 academic year, 2016
  • Doctoral scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (for a three-month research stay at the Center for Family Law, Jean Moulin University Lyon III), 2014
  • Scholarship from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (for post-graduate studies in European Law at the College of Europe), 2011-2012
  • Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), 2007-2010

Memberships

  • German-French Lawyers’ Association
  • German Women Lawyers' Association
  • Society of Comparative Law  (Sections Comparative Private Law and European Law)
  • Association of German Jurists
  • Society of Young Researchers in Private Law

Publications and Lectures

  • Law Enforcement in Social Networks: A Comparative Model Analysis, Erasmus Law Review, Special Issue on “New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities” 1/2019 (peer reviewed), forthcoming
  • Religiöse Ehe, zivilrechtliche Folgen? Zur ‚Anerkennung‘ islamischer Ehen als nichtig durch den High Court of England and Wales, StaZ (Zeitschrift für Standesamtswesen, Familienrecht, Staatsangehörigkeitsrecht, Personenstandsrecht, internationales Privatrecht des In- und Auslands) 2019, forthcoming
  • Spousal Support in Germany, HJIL (Houston Journal of International Law) 2019, Special Issue on Spousal Support, forthcoming
  • From Conflict of Laws to Conflict of Cultures? The Recognition of Religious Private Divorces in Europe, in: Boele-Woelki/Martiny, Pluralism and Diversity of Family Relations in Europe, in progress
  • Verbindlichkeit, Verbundenheit, Verantwortung – Das Eheversprechen nach dem Ende von Ehe und Liebe, in: Albers/Harst/Kaesling, Geschäfte und Liebesschwüre: Die Verbindlichkeit von Versprechen in Recht und Literatur, in progress
  • Country Report Germany: Law reforms in abundance, in: Brinig (ed.), The International Survey of Family Law (ISFL) 2018 (with Nina Dethloff), more information can be found here: www.isflhome.org/home
  • Dem Kind ein Vater, dem Vater ein Aufenthaltsrecht? – Zur Prävention missbräuchlicher Vaterschaftsanerkennungen nach § 1597a BGB und § 85a AufenthG (A father for the child, a right of residence for the father? –   On the Prevention of fraudulent acknowledgments of paternity  according to Civil Code Section 1597a and Section 85a Residence Act), Blog post on abstammungsrecht.eu, published 9 August 2018, available at http://www.abstammungsrecht.de/katharina-kaesling-dem-kind-ein-vater-dem-vater-ein-aufenthaltsrecht-zur-praevention-missbraeuchlicher-vaterschaftsanerkennungen-nach-%C2%A7-1597a-bgb-und-%C2%A7-85a-aufenthg/
  • “From Conflict of Laws to Conflict of Cultures? The Recognition of Religious Private Divorces in Europe“, Lecture at the 6th Conference of the Commission on European Family Law: Pluralism and diversity of Family Relations in Europe, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, 2 November 2018 (upcoming)
    More information can be found here:: https://www.cefl.hamburg/ 
  • Neue Grenzen des Ausbildungsunterhalts (New limits to child support for the purpose of education and training), NJW-aktuell (Neue Juristische Wochenschrift - aktuell), issue 17/2018, p. 18
  • “Codified Conditions vs. Judicial Discretion in Family Law: What codification means for the adaptation of maintenance law to social change”, Lecture at the 5th Biennal Conference of the European Society for Comparative Legal History (ESCLH) “Laws Across Codes and Laws Decoded”, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 30 June 2018
  • Discussant, Workshop 1 “Freedom and Prosperity in Europa in the Digital Age - The Economic and Legal challenges posed byDigitalisation“, X. International Sponsoring Congress Young Science and Business“Re-inventing Europa in the Digital Age? Freedom, Prosperity and European Integration”, organised by the Hanns Martin Schleyer-Foundation and the Heinz and Heide Dürr Foundation, Berlin, Germany, 14 - 15 May 2018, more information can be found here: schleyer-stiftung.de/14-15-mai-2018-berlin/http://schleyer-stiftung.de/14-15-mai-2018-berlin/
  • „Digitalisierung als Chance für die Europäische Union (Digitalisation as Opportunity forthe European Union)“, Lecture at the Jurists‘ Alumni Meeting of the German Academic Exchange Service „Europa ist mehr als ein Binnenmarkt (Europe is more than the Internal Market)“, Brussels, Belgium, 29 April 2018
  • „Das Eheversprechen - rechtliche Verbindlichkeit nach dem Ende von Liebe und Ehe (Wedding vows - legal commitments beyond love and marriage)“, Lecture in the framework of the Conference „Geschäfte und Liebesschwüre: Verbindlichkeit von Versprechen in Recht und Literatur (Transactions and Vows of Love: Commitments in Law and Literature)“, organised by the Käte Hamburger Kolleg“Law as Culture“ and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Bonn, Germany, 26 April 2018
  • "Law Enforcement in Social Networks: A Comparative Model Analysis”, Lecture at the PILAR Conference 2018 “New business models and globalized markets: Rethinking public and private responsibilities”, School of Law and School of Management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Initiative ‘Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity’, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 12 April 2018
  • Invitation to Lecture, Younger Scholars Forum in Comparative Law, XXth International Congress 2018 of the International Academy of Comparative Law/  Le 20ème Congrès général de l’Académie international de droit compare, Workshop 5: Technology and Innovation: Challenges for Traditional Legal Boundaries, Fukuoka, Japan, 25 July 2018, more information can be found here: iuscomparatum.info/general-congresses/next-general-congress/
  • Kindesunterhalt und Wechselmodell – Eine vergleichende Perspektive (Child Support and Shared Care – a Comparative Perspective), FamRZ (Zeitschrift für das gesamte Familienrecht), 2018, p. 73 – p. 78  (with Nina Dethloff), more information can be found here: www.famrz.de/redaktionsmeldungen/kindesunterhalt-und-wechselmodell.html
  • Case Note on the European Court of Human Rights’ Judgment of October 26th2017 – 28475/12 (Ratzenböck and Seydl v. Austria), NZFam (Neue Zeitschrift für Familienrecht) 2018, p. 17 – p. 18, more information can be found here: beck-online.beck.de/Dokument?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2Fnzfam%2F2018%2Fcont%2Fnzfam.2018.15.1.htm&pos=3&hlwords=on
  • Die Neuregelung der missbräuchlichen Vaterschaftsanerkennung und das Wohl des Kindes (The New Regulation of Fraudulent Paternity Acknowledgement and the Child’s Best Interests), NJW 2017 (Neue Juristische Wochenschrift), p. 3686 – p. 3691, more information can be found here: beck-online.beck.de/Dokument?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2Fnzfam%2F2018%2Fcont%2Fnzfam.2018.15.1.htm&pos=3&hlwords=on
  • Urheberrechtswidrigkeit privaten Streamens aufgrund Unionsrechts (The unlawfulness of streaming copyrighted content under EU law), BRJ 2/2017 (Bonner Rechtsjournal), p. 139 – p. 142, pre-release version available online: www.bonner-rechtsjournal.de/fileadmin/pdf/Vorab/BRJ_xxx_2017_Kaesling.pdf
  • Nacheheliche Verantwortung in Frankreich und Deutschland - Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung zu Grund und Grenzen zeitgemäßen Unterhalts (“Post-marital Responsibility in France and Germany – comparative law research regarding grounds, ratio and limits of modern maintenance), European Family Law Series, Bern /Cambridge 2017, 425 pages. (Dissertation), more information can be found here: www.staempfliverlag.com/detail/ISBN-9783727221705/Kaesling-Katharina/Nacheheliche-Verantwortung-in-Frankreich-und-Deutschlandintersentia.com
  • In den USA zu Gast und in der Welt zu Hause – Erfahrungsbericht Verwaltungsstation bei der Deutschen Botschaft in Washington D.C. (A Guest in the USA and at Home in the World – Personal Report on the Traineeship in the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.), JuS (Juristische Schulung) Magazin 12/2016, p. 26 – p. 28
  • Family Life and EU Citizenship: The Discovery of the Substance of the EU Citizen’s Rights and its Genuine Enjoyment, in: Boele-Woelki/Dethloff/Gephart (Ed.), Family Law and Culture in Europe: Developments, Challenges and Opportunities, Cambridge 2014, p. 293 – p. 304
  • Die 5. Tagung der Commission on European Family Law 2013 (Tagungsbericht) (The 5th Conference of the Commission on European Family Law 2013 (Conference Report), ZEuP 2014 (Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht), p. 673 – p. 676 (with Kathrin Kroll-Ludwigs), more information can be found here: beck-online.beck.de/Dokument?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2Fzeup%2F2014%2Fcont%2Fzeup.2014.673.1.htm&anchor=Y-300-Z-ZEUP-B-2014-S-673
  • „Nachehelicher Betreuungsunterhalt und alternative Kinderbetreuungsmodelle” (Post-marital Maintenance claims and alternative models of childcare), Lecture at the 3rd Young Researchers Workshop Family Studies, Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 4 December 2014 
  • « La pension alimentaire après divorce à l’épreuve du temps » (Maintenance between Former Spouses through Changing Times), Lecture at the Centre de Droit de la famille – Université Jean Moulin III, Lyon, France, 13 May 2014
  • Immaterieller Schadensersatz im Zugewinnausgleich der deutsch-französischen Wahlzugewinngemeinschaft (Damages for non-material harm in the equalization of accrued gains under the optional Franco-German matrimonial property regime), NZFam 2014 (Neue Zeitschrift für Familienrecht), p. 631 – p. 636 (with Christian Erger), more information can be found here: beck-online.beck.de/Dokument?vpath=bibdata%2Fzeits%2Fnzfam%2F2014%2Fcont%2Fnzfam.2014.631.1.htm&anchor=Y-300-Z-NZFAM-B-2014-S-631
  • “Family Life and EU Citizenship: The Discovery of the Substance of the EU Citizen’s Rights and its Genuine Enjoyment”, Lecture within the scope of the 5thConference of the Commission on European Family Law: Family Law in Europe: New Developments, Challenges and Opportunities Law, Bonn, Germany, 30 August 2013
  • The European Patent with Unitary Effect - a Unitary Patent Protection for a Unitary Market? (2013), 2 UCL JLJ (UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence), p. 87 – p. 111, more information can be found here: ojs.lib.ucl.ac.uk/index.php/LaJ/article/view/591

Courses Offered

  • Seminar “Familienrecht im Wandel” in Winter Semester 2017 (with Prof. Dr. Dethloff and Dr. Gössl).
  • Lecture “Internationales und Europäisches Familienrecht” (Specialization: 1 and 5) in Winter Semester 2017. For notes on inspection and remonstrance please click here
  • Lecture "Vertiefungsvorlesung im Internationalen Privatrecht (Int. Familienrecht)" (Specialization: 1 and 5) in Summer Semester 2018
  • Lecture “Internationales und Europäisches Familienrecht” (Specialization: 1 and 5) in Winter Semester 2018
  • In Summer Semester 2019, Dr. Katharina Kaesling. LL.M. will give a proseminar with an integrated writing workshop on the subject "Digitalisierung und die 5 Bücher des BGB". The preliminary discussion will take place in the library of the Institute for Family Law on Tuesday, January 22th, 2019 (4. OG, Adenauerallee 8a, 53113 Bonn), 12 p.m. For more information please click here (pdf, in german).