Prof Dr Wolfgang Schulz


Hans-Bredow-Institut for Media Research, Hamburg







Wolfgang Schulz studied law and journalism in Hamburg. Since 1997 he has taught the optional special subject on information and communication in the Department of Law at the University of Hamburg; he has also been a member of the state office for legal examinations since January 2000. He received his habilitation in July 2009 through the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg, and was granted Venia Legendi in public law, media law and legal philosophy. Since november 2011 he is professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Hamburg. This comprises a joint placement of the University of Hamburg and the Hans-Bredow Institute. In February 2012, he was also appointed director at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin.

His work emphasises the freedom of communication, problems of legal regulation with regard to media content, questions of law in new media, above all in digital television, and the legal base of journalism, but also the jurisprudential base of freedom of communication and the implications of the changing public sphere on law. In addition, he works on the forms taken by the State’s functions, for instance, in the framework of concepts of “regulated self-regulation” or "informational regulation".

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