Schultz, Ulrike

Ulrike Schultz, Akad. Oberrätin

FernUniversität in Hagen

Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Lehrstuhl für Deutsches und Europäisches Verfassungs- und Verwaltungsrecht sowie Völkerrecht

Universitätsstr. 21

58084 Hagen

Tel.: *49 2331 870811

Fax: *49 2331 843408



I am a lawyer and Senior Academic at the FernUniversität Hagen,
Germany (the German distance-learning university). After heading the Law Faculty’s Teaching and Learning Unit for thirty years I have moved back into the law faculty specialising on questions of gender and law. I am active in many functions in the university´s equal opportunity work. I work as communication trainer for lawyers and the judiciary. My particular specialism for many years has been media work. I have set up and organised several further education programmes, such as Law Related Education, Women and Law, Legal Skills Training, and Virtual International Gender Studies. I have published widely in all these fields. I have co-edited and co-authored books on women and law, images of women, women and demographic change, women´s rights in Europe etc.

I am a founding member of the working group on Legal Professions in the RCSL, since 1994 I have been heading the subgroup on Women/Gender in the Legal Profession and since 2010 I am head of the Legal Profession Group. In 1999 I have organised together with Gisela Shaw a workshop at the IISL in Onati, resulting in the book “Women in the World´s Legal Professions” and another workshop on “gender and judging” together with Sally Kenney and Gisela Shaw in June 2009. We have also edited two special issues of the International Journal of the Legal Profession on these subjects. I am member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal.

I have participated in many socio-legal projects in English language, e.g. on legal ethics, legal education, study of the professions. I am member of the RCSL board, board member of the IISL in Onati, and am actively involved in the work for a World Consortium on Law and Society.

I am an EU ethics-consultant and consultant for an accreditation agency. Since 2009 I have been teaching “Self-Presentation, Rhetoric, Communication, Negotiation and Mediation” in the Onati Socio-Legal Master.
Current projects: Women in Leading Positions of the Judiciary. Critical Legal Thinking.

Books and articles in English comprising:

The Practicing Lawyer in the Federal Republic of Germany. A Summary of the Major Rules Governing the Profession of West German Lawyers and Their Effects Upon the Manner in Which Foreign Lawyers can Collaborate with West German Colleagues. (ed. by Paul Koessler) In: The International Lawyer 1980, S. 531

German Advocates: A highly Regulated Profession. In: Abel, Richard and Philip Lewis (eds): Lawyers in Society. Vol. 2: The Civil Law World. Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press 1988, p.124 (together with E. Blankenburg)


revised and updated version in: Abel, Richard and Philip Lewis (eds): Lawyers in Society. An Overview. 1995. Berkeley/Los Angeles/

London: University of California Press 1995, p. 92

Women in Law or the Masculinity of the Legal Profession in Germany. In: Febbrajo; Alberto and David Nelken (eds):

European Yearbook in the Sociology of Law 1993. Milano: Giuffre 1994, p. 229

Teaching Legal Ethics to the Legal Professions in Europe: Legal Ethics in Germany. International Journal of the Legal Profession 1997

Women in the World´s Legal Professions (ed. together with Gisela Shaw) Hart: Oxford 2003


Women in the World´s Legal Professions. Overview and Synthesis. In: Schultz, Ulrike / Shaw, Gisela (ed): Women in the World´s Legal Professions. Oxford: Hart 2003


The Status of Women Lawyers in Germany. In: Schultz, Ulrike / Shaw, Gisela (ed): Women in the World´s Legal Professions. Oxford: Hart 2003

Women Lawyers in Germany: Perception and Construction of Femininity. In: Schultz, Ulrike / Shaw, Gisela: Women in the World´s Legal Professions. Oxford: Hart 2003

Regulated Deregulation: The Case of the German Legal Profession. In: Felstiner, Bill (ed): Reorganization and Resistance: Legal Professions Confront a Changing World. Oxford: Hart 2005

Legal Education in Germany – an ever (never?) ending story of resistance to change. In: Olgiati, Vittorio, Hrsg.: Higher Legal Culture and Postgraduate Legal Education in Europa. Neapel, Rom: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane 2008, S. 125 – 149

Women and Gender in the Legal Profession. In: Cane, Peter, Joanne Conaghan: The New Oxford Companion to Law. Oxford. Oxford University Press 2008, S. 1253 f.

Ed. of Special Issues for the International Journal of the Legal Profession on Women and Law (2003) and Gender and Judging (2008), together with Gisela Shaw

Internationalisation, distance teaching and learning and the New Media. Didactic issues – practical models in: HRK (German Rectors´ Conference, Hrsg.: Going International. HRK Conference on International Strategies. Beiträge zur Hochschulreform 10. Bonn: 2010

Gender Education for the Judiciary in Germany, forthcoming 2011

“What have I got?” – Communication with Young Offenders in Juvenile Justice, forthcoming 2011

Gender and Judging, forthcoming, together with Gisela Shaw