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Deutsche Landesgruppe im internationalen Verband der Rechtswissenschaft

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Welcome to the homepage of the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung e.V.!

About us

Founded in 1950 as a specialist organisation for comparative law, the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung continues the tradition of the Internationale Vereinigung für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre, which was founded in Berlin in 1894 and ceased its work after 1933. The fields of activity are foreign law studies and European Law, ethnological and historical legal research, applied comparative law, international cooperation in the legal system and international legal harmonisation. The Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung promotes these areas by stimulating and supporting research work and publications, by organising scientific conferences, by maintaining contact with lawyers and legal organisations abroad and by stimulating and supporting legal study stays abroad.

The society provides the following specialist groups

  • Fundamentals (method, comparative legal history, ethnology of law)
  • Civil Law
  • Public Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial and Business Law
  • European Law
  • Labour and Social Law


Our annual membership fee currently amounts to

  • 50 € for full members
  • 25 € for young lawyers (sect. 9 para. 2 of statutes)
  • 130 € for corporate members

Persons who are interested in the aims of the Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung and who are willing to support them have the possibility of becoming a member. On this, you may find our membership form below (as a pdf file). Please forward it completed to our secretariat (Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung e.V., Belfortstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany; phone: +49(0)761/203-2126, fax: +49(0)761/203-2127, e-mail: gfr@jura.uni-freiburg.de).

The Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung is recognized as a non-profit scientific institution.​

  • Declaration of accession.pdf
  • Direct debit mandate.pdf (for bank accounts in SEPA-area and in € only)

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