EuroStorie research seminar: Hans-W. Micklitz 14.2.2020

The EuroStorie research seminar is organized by the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives and will host a guest speaker or several shorter presentations centred around a common theme.

Time: 14.2.2020 13:00-14:00

Place: Room 229, Psychologicum (Siltavuorenpenger 1 A, 00170 Helsinki)

Hans-W. Micklitz: Does the Common Heritage (Wieacker) suffice to build a European Private Law?


In his seminal paper on European Legal Culture Wieacker argues that personalism, intellectualism and legalism are to be understood as the common heritage of Europe. I will try to show that this heritage does not suffice to build a European private law and explain why is that so.


Micklitz, Hans-W. 2018. The Politics of Justice in European Private Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wieacker, Franz, and Bodenheimer, Edgar. 1990. “Foundations of European Legal Culture.” The American Journal of Comparative Law 38, no. 1 (Winter): 1–29.

About the speaker

Professor Hans-W. Micklitz, is a professor of Economic Law in the Law Department at Europe University Institute (emeritus). Prof. Micklitz is one of the best known researchers in European private law and author of books European Economic Law with Stephen Weatherill (Ashgate, 1997), The Politics of Judicial Cooperation in the EU (CUP, 2005), and The Politics of Justice in EU Private Law (CUP, 2018).