Prof Thomas Lundmark

Professor Thomas Lundmark

Professor and HK Bevan Chair in Law

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

+44 (0) 1482 465725

Thomas Lundmark became the first American law professor at a German university when he was appointed Chair in Common Law and Comparative Legal Theory at the University of Münster.

He previously studied in San Diego, Uppsala, Freiburg and Bonn, and then practised and taught law in California before serving as a Fulbright Senior Professor in Germany for three years. He is a member of the State Bar of California and on the editorial staff of the journal Rechtstheorie

Lundmark took emeritus status from Münster to join the Law School at the University of Hull. He has written more than 100 publications including more than 10 books. 


Research Interests

  • Comparative law
  • Legal theory and methodology
  • American and German constitutional law
  • Folk tales (Märchen) and law


Lundmark T, Charting the Divide between Common and Civil Law , OUP (2012)

Lundmark T and Waller H, 'Using Statutes and Cases in Common and Civil Law', Transnational Legal Theory, vol 7 (2016)

Lundmark T, 'Legal Science and European Harmonisation', Law Quarterly Review, vol 130, 68 (2014)

Lundmark T, Power & Rights in US Constitutional Law, OUP (2008)

Lundmark T, Talking Law Dictionary with CD-ROM, LexisNexis Deutschland (2007)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • English Language for Academic Purposes
  • Comparative Law
  • Tort
  • Skills for Law
  • Values in Law
  • Rough Guide to Legal Rights
  • Legal Systems and Method
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Introduction to Law and its Study
  • Dissertation

Research PhDs

Professor Lundmark welcomes proposals in his areas of focus, in particular regarding folk tales (Märchen) and law.

Professor Lundmark has successfully supervised 24 PhDs.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA Comparative Literature (Uppsala and San Diego)
  • JD (Berkeley)
  • Dr jur (Bonn)
  • Admitted to the State Bar of California

External roles