As assistant professor of law at UCR, I enjoy innovating in the classroom alongside using classic methods of legal education. My primary specialization is in private law fields, but here I also have the opportunity to design and offer courses in European law, criminal law, and law in society. Undergraduate research supervision is another stimulating part of my experience at UCR, which has allowed to me share with our students my enthusiasm for and expertise in comparative legal research, as well as other law-related topics. Overall, the interdisciplinary culture of UCR reflects well the influence of my own liberal arts and sciences education in political science and German studies on my teaching and research activities in law. (BA, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2004; JD, Northern Illinois University 2008; LLM in European and International Law, University of Bremen 2012; doctor iuris, University of Bremen, dissertation defended 2019).