Zentrum für Medizinrecht

Welcome to the homepage of the Center for Medical Law

The Center for Medical Law was founded in 2005/2006 as a facility at the Faculty of Law of the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Its main task is the scientific research regarding current questions and problems that have arisen in those areas, where Medicine and Law collide. The Center emerged from the Department of Pharmaceutical and Medical Law, which existed since 1979 as a research centre at the Faculty of Law, managed by Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h. c. mult. Erwin Deutsch (†), Prof. Dr. iur. h. c. mult. Hans-Ludwig Schreiber and Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Scheler (†).


Save the date: 4th Göttingen symposium on medical law

On May 24th 2019 the 4th Göttingen symposium on medical law will take place in the alte SUB/Paulinerkirche.
The topic will be „Zwischen Kindeswunsch und Kindeswohl. Rechtliche und ethische Herausforderungen der Kinderwunschmedizin (english: Between the wish to have children and the child's well-being. Juridicial and ethical challenges of the reproduction medicine“

More information is available in the leaflet [German].


Lecture series "Göttinger Medizinrecht aktuell"

Since summer term 2018 the Göttingen Center for medical law hosts open penal discussions and lectures on a regular basis.
These presentations are meant to present current topics of medical law to a wide audience, besides the regular university lectures and workshops and the annually Göttingen symposia on medical law.

We will inform of upcoming events on this Homepage and on our Facebook page. There are no upcoming events right now.

The last penal discussion regardet the topic "suicide tourism" and took place on November 28th, 2019. The discussion was co-hosted by DAF - Demokratische Aktion Fachschaft
Impressions of the discussion can be found here, futher information is available here.