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Prof. Susanne Sonnenfeld

Department of Legal Studies
Professor for legal effects research and the organisation of the judiciary, with particular regard to family law and the role of women
Specialist area: Family law, legal effects research and the organisation of the judiciary with particular regard to the role of women
Professor

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2755
E: susanne.sonnenfeld@hwr-berlin.de


Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 1
Room 1.3044
Alt Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin
Germany

 

Academic and Professional Career

  • 1986-1993: Part-time lecturer in Faculty II of the FHVR Berlin (now Berlin School of Economics and Law – BSEL)
  • 1993-1999: Fixed-term position as lecturer for “Procedural law relating to voluntary jurisdiction together with the relevant law of costs with particular regard to matters of guardianship and estates of inheritance”
  • Since autumn 1999: Professor in Faculty II of the FHVR Berlin / BSEL

Key Aspects of practise

  • Law on guardianship and on the care and control /custody of adults
  • Family law

International contacts (e. g.)

  • Member of the Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Familienrecht (a research association for family law)

Awards/Honours

  • Awarded the FHVR research prize 2006

External relations

  • Mitglied der Wissenschaftlichen Vereinigung für Familienrecht

Expert for

  • Law on guardianship and curatorship
  • Law on the care and control / custody of adults
  • Law of parent and child

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Family law, in particular the law of parent and child
  • Law on guardianship, curatorship and the care and control / custody of adults

Research Projects and Fields

  • Law on the care and control / custody of adults
  • Voluntary jurisdiction procedures
  • Law of parent and child
  • Gender research

Selected, current Publications

  • FamFG, Kommentar, Gieseking-Verlag, herausgegeben von Bork, Jacoby, Schwab, Mitautorin, erscheint August 2009
  • Jansen, FGG, 3. Auflage 2005, Großkommentar, Mitherausgeberin und Mitautorin
  • Bienwald/Sonnenfeld/Hoffmann, Betreuungsrecht, 4. Auflage 2005, Mitautorin
  • Betreuungs- und Pflegschaftsrecht, 2. Auflage, Gieseking 2001
  • Familienrechtsreformkommentar (FamRefK), Gieseking 1998, Mitautoren: Bäumel/Bienwald/Häußermann/Hoffmann/Maurer/Meyer-Stolte/Rogner/Wax
  • Das 2. BtÄndG - Überblick über die wesentlichen zum 01.07.2005 in Kraft getretenen Änderungen, FamRZ 2005, 941
  • Berichte über die Rechtsprechung zum Betreuungsrecht, FamRZ 1997, 849; FamRZ 2002, 429; FamRZ 2004, 1685; FamRZ 2005, 762; FamRZ 2006, FamRZ 2007, FamRZ 2008, 1803; FamRZ 2009, 1027
  • Wirksamkeit gerichtlich genehmigungsbedürftiger Rechtsgeschäfte (Mitautorin Dagmar Zorn), Rpfleger 2004, 5