Karin Müller studied Law at the University of Zurich. Her studies were followed by internships in court and at a Lucerne law firm. After being admitted to the bar in 1997, she worked as a member of Prof. Walter Fellmann's staff in the law firm Fellmann Tschümperlin Lötscher (1997-2005). In 2003 she earned her doctorate from the University of Lucerne with a thesis entitled 'The transfer of membership in an ordinary partnership: a contribution to the discussion of joint ownership law'. After completing her thesis, in addition to her work with Prof. Fellmann she also served as a senior teaching and research assistant in Private Law at the University of Lucerne (2003-2005). From July 2005 to July 2006 she worked at the University of Zurich as a senior teaching and research assistant in the field of Civil Procedure, Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law.
On 1 October 2006, Karin Müller was appointed Assistant Professor of Partnership Law at the University of Lucerne. She subsequently completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Zurich with a monograph entitled 'Equity-replacing loans, dogmatic foundations and practical consequences'. On 1 February 2014, the University of Zurich appointed Karin Müller Associate Professor of Private Law, Commercial and Business Law and Civil Procedure Law. She has been a full Professor of Private Law, Commercial and Business Law and Civil Procedure Law at the University of Lucerne since 1 August 2014.
Since 1 January 2016 Karin Müller is a member of the Supervisory Council of the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne / Dorigny.
University of Lucerne
School of Law
Private Law, Commercial and Business Law and Civil Procedure Law
Prof. Dr. iur. Karin Müller
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.A52
P.O. Box 4466
T +41 41 229 53 33