Dr. Gerlinde Berger-Walliser
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
Ph.D. in Law, University of Bielefeld (Germany);
Licentiate in International Transactions Involving the United States, University of California Davis;
Second Legal State Examination, Heidelberg (Germany);
First Legal State Examination, University of Bielefeld (Germany)
Areas of Expertise:
International business law, private international law, comparative law, civil law systems (especially Germany and France), proactive law, contract visualization, law and sustainability.
Gerlinde Berger-Walliser's research focuses on comparing current issues in U.S. business law with European civil law systems, including consumer protection, comparative trademark law, corporate governance, and law and accounting. She is particularly interested in the positive role business can play in transnational, intergovernmental, and public-private governance, with particular attention to sustainability.
In addition to her international focus Professor Berger-Walliser conducts research in proactive law and contract visualization.
Her work has been published in European and U.S. journals including the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, North Carolina Journal of Int’l Law & Commercial Regulation and Tulane Journal of Int’l and Comparative Law. She has received multiple research-related awards including a First Place Distinguished Paper Award from the Pacific South West Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Dr. Berger-Walliser is member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Association for Commercial and Contract Management, focus group member of the Proactive Think Tank, and founding member of “Association des Professeurs de Droit dans les Grandes Ecoles”.
Prior to joining UConn, Dr. Berger-Walliser hold academic positions in France and Germany and was a member of the German Bar. She is fluent in German and French.