Research Institutes at the Faculty


Bremen Institute for Gender, Labour and Social Law

The Bremen Institute for Gender, Labour and Social Law was founded in 2002 as a  research institute of the Faculty of Law. It continues the work of the research unit "Labour Law, Social Law, Gender Relations Law", which existed from 1995 to 2002.


Research Centre for European Environmental Law

The Research Centre for European Environmental Law (FEU) was established in 1994 as an Institute of the Faculty of Law. Its research activities are mostly funded by third parties, up to now e.g. by the European Commission, the Federal Environmental Agency, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology, the Global Environment Facility, the German Research Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation.

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Research Centre for Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Law

In the field of animal rights and animal welfare law, there is a conspicuous lack of high-quality legal literature. The Beck Online database, which is mainly used by the judiciary, lists for example two publications on sect. 4 Animal Welfare Act ("papers on the subject") focused on this provision. They are the only ones that judges and prosecutors will come across when dealing with the interpretation of this central norm. This shortcoming is to be remedied.


Institute for Information, Health and Medical Law

The IGMR was established in 1998 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bremen. The Institute concerns itself with legal science, practice and policy issues of the regulation of health and information law. The central concern of the Institute is the intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary development of an approach responding to the challenges of a modern information society.


Institute of Commercial Law

The Institute of Commercial Law brings together the competences of the Faculty of Law in the fields of commercial, company and economic law. Research at the Institute is concerned with the external and internal law of economic enterprises.


Centre of European Law and Politics

The Centre of European Law and Politics, University of Bremen (ZERP), is an interdisciplinary research institute which was established as a foundation in 1982 by the Senate of the “Freie Hansestadt Bremen”. Its specific feature is an interdisciplinary approach, involving Law, Political and Social Sciences and encompassing political theory, international relations, gender studies, legal theory and sociology, as well as European and international constitutional law, business law and private law.