Claus-Wilhelm Canaris

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Claus-Wilhelm Canaris
Born (1937-07-01) 1 July 1937 (age 82)
Liegnitz, Germany
ResidenceBogenhausen
CitizenshipGerman
Alma materUniversity of Munich
Known forTheory of legitimate expectations, theory of lacunas in law
AwardsGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize
Scientific career
FieldsPrivate law, Commercial Law
InstitutionsUniversity of Munich
Doctoral advisorKarl Larenz
Doctoral studentsJens Petersen, Hans Christoph Grigoleit

Claus-Wilhelm Canaris (born 1 July 1937, Liegnitz, Germany) is a German jurist. Until his retirement in 2005 he was professor of Private Law, Commercial law and Labour law the University of Munich.

Life[edit]

Canaris was born in Liegnitz, Germany. His father was Constantin Canaris. Canaris went to school in Königsberg, Miesbach and Düsseldorf.[1] He studied law, philosophy and Germanistics in Paris, Geneva and Munich, where he passed the first state exam (erstes Staatsexamen) in 1961.[1] He became scientific assistant (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) of Karl Larenz at the University of Munich and graduated with the dissertation Die Feststellung von Lücken im Gesetz (How to find lacunas in the law) in 1964 (2nd edition 1983).[1] He habilitated in Munich in 1967 (Die Rechtsscheinhaftung im deutschen Privatrecht).[1] His habilitation theses was a groundbreaking study on the theory of legitimate expectations equal in rank to Rudolf von Jherings operationalization of culpa in contrahendo.[1]

He was appointed full professor at the University of Graz in 1968, at the University of Hamburg in 1969 and finally returned to Munich in 1972 taking the chair of his academic teacher Karl Larenz.[1] In 2000 the German Minister of Justice, Herta Däubler-Gmelin, made him a member of the committee for the reform of the German law of obligations (Schuldrechtsreform).[1] He is professor emeritus since 2004.

Memberships and honours[edit]

Works[edit]

  • Die Feststellung von Lücken im Gesetz, Berlin 1964, 2nd edition 1983
  • Systemdenken und Systembegriff in der Jurisprudenz, entwickelt am Beispiel des deutschen Privatrechts, Berlin 1969, 2nd edition 1983
    • Spanish: El sistema en la jurisprudencia (1998)
    • Italian: Pensiero sistematico e concetto di sistema nella giurisprudenza sviluppati sul modello del diritto privato tedesco (2009)
    • Portuguese: Pensamento sistemático e conceito de sistema na ciência do direito (2008)
  • Die Vertrauenshaftung im deutschen Privatrecht, München 1971
  • Bankvertragsrecht, Berlin und New York, 1975, 2nd edition 1981, 3rd edition 1988 volume 1
  • Schweigen im Rechtsverkehr als Verpflichtungsgrund. in: Festschrift für Willburg zu 70. Geburtstag, Graz 1975, S. 77ff
  • Recht der Wertpapiere, 12th edition, München, 1986
  • Handelsrecht, 24th edition, München 2006
  • Lehrbuch des Schuldrechts volume II/2, 13th edition, München 1994
  • Die Bedeutung der iustitia distributiva im deutschen Vertragsrecht, Sitzungsberichte der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jahrgang 1997 Heft 7, München 1997
  • Grundrechte und Privatrecht, Berlin New York, 1999
  • Schuldrechtsmodernisierung 2002, München 2002.
  • Methodenlehre der Rechtswissenschaft, 3rd edition, 1995

Bibliography[edit]

  • Reinhard Singer: Claus-Canaris (Deutschsprachige Zivilrechtslehrer des 20. Jahrhunderts in Berichten ihrer Schüler, Vol. 2, de Gruyter 2010, ISBN 9783899494570, p. 365.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Hans Christoph, Grigoleit (2007), "Claus-Wilhelm Canaris zum 70. Geburtstag", Neue Juristische Wochenschrift: 2025
  2. ^ "Liste der Leibniz-Preisträger 1986 - 2015" (PDF). Dfg.de. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  3. ^ "Mitglied". Badw.de. 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Koller, Ingo (2007), "Claus-Wilhelm Canaris zum 70. Geburtstag", JuristenZeitung: 677, JSTOR 20828801
  5. ^ "Ehrendoktoren - Universitätsarchiv". Archiv.uni-graz.at. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  6. ^ "ÖAW Mitglieder". Oeaw.ac.at. Retrieved 2015-05-22.[permanent dead link]

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