Foto Jörg Schmid

Professor of Private Law and Private Comparative Law

Dr. iur.

T +41 41 229 53 73

Frohburgstrasse 3, room 4.A50


  • Born in Lucerne;
  • Studied law at the University of Fribourg;
  • Admission to the bar and notary examination in the Canton of Lucerne;
  • 3 years of court work at the District Court of Lucerne (clerk of the court and extraordinary district court judge);
  • Dissertation and post-doctoral lecture qualification (habilitation) at the University of Fribourg;
  • Research trips to Hamburg (Germany), Berkeley (USA), Cambridge and Edinburgh (GB);
  • Full Professor at the University of Fribourg from 1992 to 2001;
  • Since 2001 Professor of Private Law and Private Comparative Law at the University of Lucerne; 2004–2011 Delegate for doctrinal issues; 2005–2007 Dean of the Faculty of Law.


Main research areas

  • General and special contract law
  • Property law
  • Notarization law
  • Comparative private law 



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