Professor Wolfgang Ernst

Regius Professor of Civil Law
University Academic Fellow since 2015

My research interests concern topics of Roman (private) law, both as products of Roman lawyers and as building blocks of civilian legal doctrine from the high middle ages onwards. Topics recently worked on include money in the western legal tradition and the legal history of ‘social choice’, with a specific focus on rules for decision-making in collegiate courts and multi-arbiter proceedings. Other current areas of interest: reciprocity v. altruism in contract law; history and theory of default rules in contract law.