School of Law and Politics

Professor Thomas Lundmark


Interim Head of Law
HK Bevan Chair in Law

Phone: +44 (0)1482 46 5725
Office: 415 Wilberforce

Qualifications BA Comparative Literature (Uppsala and San Diego), JD (Berkeley), Dr jur (Bonn). Admitted to The State Bar of California


Thomas Lundmark joined the Law School in September 2014. Prior to joining Hull, he held the Chair in Common Law and Comparative Legal Theory at the University of Münster, from where he became professor emeritus in April 2015. Upon his appointment there in 1997, he became the first American law professor at a German university.

Before his appointment in Münster, he studied law in Freiburg as a Fulbright Scholar, earned a Dr jur from the University of Bonn, practiced law in California for 15 years, served over three years as a Fulbright Senior Professor in Bonn, Rostock, and Greifswald, and worked one semester as a law docent in Jena. His over 100 publications include more than 10 books.

Selected Publications

Full list of Professor Lundmark's publications


Book chapters

  • Lundmark T, ‘Interview’ in Sandru M and Banu M (eds), Interviewing European Union: Wilhelm Meister in EU Law (Editura Universitara 2013)
  • Lundmark T, ‘Die Auswirkung der Sprache auf die Vorhersehbarkeit des Rechts’ in Schulte M and Wyduckel D (eds), Festschrift für Werner Krawietz zum 80 (Duncker & Humblot 2013)
  • Lundmark T, ‘Contributions to: Eminent Domain Law in Europe’ in Sackman J and others (eds), Nichols on Eminent Domain (Matthew Bender 2012)
  • Lundmark T, ‘Internationale Vertragspraxis im M&A-Geschäft: Ein Diskussionsbeitrag’ in Ebke WH and others (eds), Das deutsche Wirtschaftsrecht unter dem Einfluss des US-amerikanischen Rechts (Recht Und Wirtschaft Gmbh 2011)

Articles in refereed journals


Professor Lundmark is currently working on two monographs: 'Judicial Legislating in Germany: A Model for Europe' for OUP and 'Eva Braun: Her Life and Times' for Speedwell Press. Articles on 'Reasoning with statutes and cases in Germany, California, and England and Wales' and 'The Methodology of Using Precedents' have been accepted for publication.



  • Comparative Law 
  • Tort
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