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Philip Bender

Visiting Fellow


Philip is a legal scholar from Germany. He is interested in Law and Technology, constitutional implications in Private law, Theory of Private Law, Corporate Law, and Regulation. In his current research, he mainly focusses on the data-driven personalization from a theory of law perspective.

Currently, Philip is pursuing his Ph.D. at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), where he is also a lecturer. Further, he is a research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance in Munich, a visiting fellow of the Information Society Project of Yale Law School, and a member of the interdisciplinary research program “Lexalyze”, dedicated to the development of synergies between law and informatics.

He studied law and philosophy at Yale Law School (LL.M.), Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) (First State Exam), Paris II/Panthéon-Assas (Licence & Maîtrise en droit), and at École normale supérieure (ENS).

He passed the bar both in Germany (Second State Exam, Bavaria) and New York (admission pending). His practical experience includes working for different institutions, including – inter alia – the German Embassy in Teheran/Iran.

Philip taught general theory of private law, property law, contracts, and mortgages. He is currently teaching consumer protection law.