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Philip Bender

Visiting Fellow


Philip is a legal scholar from Germany. He is interested in constitutional implications in Private law, Theory of Private Law, Corporate Law, and Regulation. He is currently working on questions related to algorithm-based personalization of legal norms.

Philip is pursuing his Master of Law degree (LL.M.) at Yale Law School. Further, Philip is a doctoral candidate at the chair of Private Law, Corporate Law, and Theory of Law at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, and a research associate of the interdisciplinary research program “Lexalyze”, dedicated to the development of synergies between law and informatics.

Before coming to Yale, Philip completed his legal traineeship (Referendariat), inter alia, at the German embassy in Teheran/Iran, which he completed with the Second State Exam in Bavaria (admission to the bar). He studied law at the Ludwig Maximilians University (First State Exam) and at the University Paris II / Panthéon-Assas in Paris (Licence en droit, Maîtrise en droit). Further, he took classes in philosophy at the École normale supérieure (ENS) in Paris as resident fellow. He taught, inter alia, property and contracts as a teaching fellow at the University of Munich.