Professor Dr. Franz Werro shares his life between the Faculté de droit of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Georgetown Law, in Washington, DC. He teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European private law and comparative law. He was a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY) and at a number of European Law schools, including the Universita degli Studi di Trieste (Italy), the Scuola Superiore Santa Anna in Pisa (Italy), the University of Pau (France), the University of Bordeaux (France), the International University College of Torino (Italy), the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg (Germany), the Sorbonne in Paris (France), the Tel-Aviv University (Israel) and Hebrew University (Israel).

In addition, Professor Werro acts as an arbitrator and as a consultant in Swiss and in international commercial disputes. He is on the board of a number of Swiss and European law journals and is involved in different projects of continuing legal education in Switzerland. He has recently published a number of essays on various topics, including the Swiss law of obligations, the impact of EU law on national private law, as well as articles on comparative and transnational legal studies. He just published the third edition of his treatise on tort law. Professor Werro taught as a visiting professor at the Georgetown University Law Center in the fall semesters of 1999 and 2000. He has been a permanent member of the faculty at Georgetown Law since 2001. In January 2014, Franz Werro, together with McGill Professor Helge Dedek, has become one of the Co-Editors-in-Chiefs of the American Journal of Comparative Law. For the year 2015/2016, Professor Werro was a co-director for Georgetown Law’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies, in London.  

Scholarship

Books

Franz Werro, La Responsabilité Civile (Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli Editions SA 3d ed. 2017).

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Franz Werro, How to Engage in Legal Comparison: A Reaction, in Comparing Comparative Law 163-179 (Samantha Besson, Lukas Heckendorn Urscheler & Samuel Jubé eds., Geneva, Switz.: Schulthess 2017). [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Franz Werro, The Swiss Federal Tribunal and Its Pragmatic Pluralistic Method, J. Comp. L., Feb. 2017, at 109-123.
Franz Werro & Helge Dedek,  Editors’ Note, 65 Am. J. Comp. L. vii-viii (2017).
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Franz Werro, Preface, What We Write About when We Write About Comparative Law: Pierre Legrand’s Critique in Discussion, 65 Am. J. Comp. L. (Supp.) vii-viii (2017) . [W] [L]