Dr Anna Beckers is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law.
She works part-time in the department of private law with teaching responsibilities in the area of international commercial and business law and corporate social responsibility.
She is further appointed as part-time Methodologist at the Faculty and focuses on methods of doctrinal and normative legal research. She has specific expertise in sociological approaches to legal research, in particular social and legal theory and comparative legal research.
Professional career history
Since January 2015 Anna Beckers is Assistant Professor of Private Law and Legal Methodology.
During the academic year 2015/2016, Anna was on leave from this position as a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
Anna obtained her PhD from Maastricht University in 2014 (cum laude) with a thesis on the legal enforcement of corporate social responsibility codes. An updated and revised version of the thesis has been published as "Enforcing Corporate Social Responsibility Codes: On Global Self-Regulation and National Private Law" with Hart Publishing Oxford (now part of Bloomsbury). The thesis was awarded the German Dissertation Prize 2015 (Deutscher Studienpreis) by the Körber Foundation. Anna conducted the PhD research within the externally funded UM-HiiL-Chair on the Internationalisation of Law.
Anna graduated in law from the University of Frankfurt am Main in 2007 before working in Germany as a legal trainee (Referendarin) for a judge in commercial matters and a public prosecutor at the Regional Court Frankfurt am Main, the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, the international commercial law firm Mannheimer Swartling and the European Institute of Public Administration. She completed the German bar exam in 2010.