About us

The Anthology of Swiss Legal Culture is a collaborative project involving a number of people and institutions.

The Institute of European and International European Law, University of Bern

The Institute of European and International Economic Law is part of the Department of Economic Law within the Faculty of Law at the University of Bern. The Institute works closely together with the World Trade Institute – both in teaching and research. The two Institutes also share their premises.

The editors of the International Law section from the Institute of European and International Economic Law are Thomas Cottier, Director of the Institute and Professor for European and International Economic Law as well as Junior Research Fellows Isabel Kölliker and Jack Williams.

The editors would like to thank the other Research Fellows at the Institute of International and European International Economic Law, Patricia Gehrig, Katie Rüegsegger and Andrea Schläpfer for their support with the completion of the cluster along with Toby Frost from the World Trade Institute.


Jens Drolshammer 

Jens Drolshammer is an emeritus Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen and a former founding and senior partner of an international law firm in Zurich. He practiced internationally for many years dealing with issues of American and European law and legal culture. He has co-created at the University of St. Gallen a post-graduate masters program in European and international business law. He taught and wrote for many years, dealing with issues of European and – in particular – American law and legal culture. In the past 15 years, he has focused his research activities and writing on the effects of globalization and americanization on law and on legal professions. He has worked in that context from 1999 to 2008 seven times in the fall term as a visiting research professor at the Center for European Law Research at Harvard Law School, developing a new personalistic approach in analyzing effects of globalization, which lead to the publication of twenty essays in A Timely Turn to the Lawyer? – Globalization and the Americanization of Law and Legal Professions – Essays (2009). 


H20 Project, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, with support from the Harvard Law School Library, has developed a Web-based platform — H2O — for creating, editing, organizing, consuming, and sharing course materials. With this capacity to develop countless customized electronic textbooks, the platform is envisioned to build a corpus of open-source materials available for dynamic use by faculty and students at Harvard and beyond. Piloted with legal casebooks.

Urs Gasser is Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Along with his team at the Berkman Center he has supported the editors in the uploading of The Anthology onto the H20 platform.