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.

 

Contact

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
6002 Lucerne

T +41 41 229 53 33
karin.mueller@unilu.ch