Inaugural Lectures of

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M. (Yale)
Department of Business Law

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
Department of Legal Theory and Future of Law

  Monday, 17 October 2022

  5 pm CEST

  HYBRID EVENT; Aula, main building, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck and via ONLINE (Zoom).

  Registration is kindly requested by 14 October 2022 by e-mail to

Welcoming remarks

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Walter Obwexer

Rector’s greetings
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Tilmann Märk

Inaugural lectures
The Power of Laws and the Laws of Power in the Platform Economy

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M. (Yale)
The Laws of Power

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
The Power of Laws

After the lecture we would like to invite you to a reception in front of the Aula.

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M. (Yale)

Portrait Susanne Augenhofer

Susanne Augenhofer, who studied law in Graz (graduating second of her class), Milan, Vienna, and as a Fulbright Scholar at Yale Law School as well as a Yale Fox Fellow in Berlin, has been a Full Professor of Law at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) since January 2020. Prior to that she was Professor of Law at Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany) and at the University of Erfurt (Germany). She served as Visiting Professor at Yale Law School (spring 2020), where she currently is a Senior Research Fellow, at NYU School of Law (USA, 2018), where she now is a Fellow at the Civil Justice Center, and at Columbia Law School (USA, 2016). Since 2021 she serves as a Co-Chair of the ELI Austrian Hub and Member of the Council of the ELI and has advised the European Parliament and the European Commission on various issues regarding European fair trading as well as consumer law (including product liability) and its enforcement. In 2021, she was elected to the Advisory Group on Consumer Policy of the European Commission and in 2022 to the Academic Society for Competition Law.

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)

Portrait Matthias Kettemann

Matthias C. Kettemann is Professor of Innovation, Theory and Philosophy of Law and head of the Department for Theory and Future of Law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. After graduating top of his class in Graz and studies in Geneva and as Fulbright and Boas Scholar at Harvard Law School, he received his venia in International Law, Internet Law (Germany’s first), and Legal Theory at the University of Frankfurt. He taught at the Universities of Heidelberg and Jena and leads research groups at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut, Hamburg, the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, the Sustainable Computing Lab at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. An expert on legal aspects of digitalization he has advised major IT companies and has been an expert for a number of national ministries, parliaments and foundations, UN organizations, OSCE, Council of Europe and the European Parliament.

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