Bernhard Rütsche has studied Law at the Universities of Berne and Lausanne, Switzerland. After obtaining the admission to the bar of the Canton of Berne in 1997, he was junior and senior research assistant at the Institute of Public Law at the University of Berne and received his Ph.D. degree in 2002. From 2003 until 2009, Bernhard Rütsche worked as a scientific collaborator at the Federal Office of Justice, where he reviewed projects of legislation in the fields of medical and health law, economic law as well as asylum and immigration law. Beside his employment in the Federal Administration, he wrote a thesis on the juridical and moral status of human embryos and was conferred the postdoctoral lecture qualification at the University of Zurich in the beginning of 2009 (“Habilitation”). In the same year, he obtained a Professorship of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) at the Law Faculty of Zurich with a research project in the area of biomedical law. Since August 2010, Bernhard Rütsche is regular professor for Public Law and Philosophy of Law at the University of Lucerne. In 2013, he has been elected by the Swiss Government as a member of the The National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics.