Curriculum Vitae

Susanne Augenhofer has been a full Professor of Law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, since January 2020. Before then, she was a Professor of Law at Humboldt University in Berlin as well as at the University of Erfurt in Germany. For the academic year 2023/24 Professor Augenhofer has been reappointed as a Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School, where she was a Visiting Professor in Spring 2020 and an Associate Research Scholar from 2014 to 2020. In spring 2018, she taught at New York University School of Law, where she was a Global Hauser Senior Fellow in 2016–2017. Currently, she serves as a Fellow at the Center on Civil Justice at NYU School of Law. At Columbia Law School, she served as a Visiting Professor of Law in spring 2016.

Currently, Professor Augenhofer is – amongst others – Co-Chair of the Austrian Hub and Council Member of the European Law Institute (ELI). She has held the position of Project Reporte of the ELI's Third Party Funding of Litigation since 2022. Furthermore, Professor Augenhofer is a member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), and a member of the Consumer Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) of the European Commission. She has advised the European Parliament and the European Commission on various issues regarding European fair trade as well as consumer law, including product liability, and its enforcement. At Humboldt University in Berlin, Professor Augenhofer was the co‑founder of the Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic, the first German legal clinic for consumer rights. She is also a member of the Advisory Board "Smart Regulation" at the University of Graz.

Her research focuses on a range of issues across consumer law, including international and European contract law, fair trade and advertising law, as well as competition and antitrust law. A special emphasis is placed on the enforcement of consumer rights, as well as legal comparison in the context of the harmonisation of private law in the European Union and transnational settings. Her current research focuses on the liability of businesses for corporate speech, self-regulation of privacy law, warranty law in the digital age, the proposal for the Digital Markets Act, the private enforcement of antitrust law, and the current state of class actions in the United States and Europe.

Before her appointment as Associate Professor at Humboldt University in 2009, Professor Augenhofer conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany), the London School of Economics (United Kingdom), and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). She studied law at the University of Graz (Austria, Mag. Iur.), the Universitá Statale di Milano (Italy), the University of Vienna (Austria, Doctor iuris), and as a Fulbright scholar at Yale Law School (LL.M.) as well as at the Free University Berlin (Germany, LL.M.), where she was supported by a Yale Fox Fellowship.

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