Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kilian

Professor Emeritus (Founder of the Institute for Legal Informatics)


  • History and Theory of Legal Informatics
  • Information Technology Law, specializing in Labour and Data Protection Law
  • European Corporate Law

Curriculum Vitae

1959 - 1963 Legal studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt
1964 - 1967 Legal clerkship
1967 Doctorate
1968 - 1972 Research Assistant
1973 Habilitation (venia legendi: Civil Law, Commercial Law, Legal Theory of Legal Informatics)
Since 1974 Appointment as a Professor at the Leibniz Universität Hannover (offers of chairs at the University of Hamburg and the University of Saarbrücken)
1974 - 1991 Founding President of the GRVI (Gesellschaft für Rechts- und Verwaltungsinformatik)
1998 Director of the board of DGRI (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Recht und Informatik)
Since 1995 President of the Federation of International Research Institutes on Law and Information Technology in Europe (FIRILITE)
Since 1999 Visiting Professor at the University of Wrocław
1978 - 2007 Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics
2007 Professor Emeritus
2012 Doctor h.c. of the University of Wrocław