Registration for the seminar in Spring Semester 2021

In order to register for the next seminar in insurance law (Spring semester 2021) with the versatile topic “Problem areas of health insurance”, please fill out the following document and return it from your university e-mail account to the chair by Tuesday, 15.12.2020. Chair's e-mail address versicherungsrecht(at) 

In case you have not received a confirmation within two days of dispatch please contact the chair via e-mail.

If the number of registrations exceeds the seminar capacity, the seminar places will be drawn by lot. On Friday, 18th of December, we will inform you by e-mail whether you have received a seminar spot.

We are already looking forward to an interesting seminar!

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Save the date: 45th Annual Mannheim Insurance Science Conference

COVID-19 and insurance cover

In order to maintain the annual conference as a meeting platform, it will not take place in February 2021 as usual. Please note the change of date to Thursday, 15.07.2021. 

Your speakers are among others:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Richter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: “COVID-19 and the limits of insurability from a commercial perspective” (German presentation, “COVID-19 und die Grenzen der Versicherbarkeit aus betriebswirtschaftlicher Sicht”)
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Armbrüster, Freie Universität Berlin: “COVID-19 as an insurance law problem” (German presentation, “COVID-19 als versicherungsrechtliches Problem”)

Christmas Lecture 2020

Christmas as a Festival of Lights

The annual Christmas Lecture with ELSA is just around the corner. It takes place on

Wednesday, 02.12.2020, at 19:00 in JURA-ZOOM-03

and is held under the topic “Christmas as a Festival of Lights”:

Christmas, which is celebrated in the dark season, has been associated with light symbols for quite some time: Advent wreaths, Christmas trees, pyramids of lights, stars, etc. Where do these customs come from, what hopes do people associate with them and what dangers do they expose themselves to - where is the fire and what does the right say?

As a small compensation for the mulled wine that ELSA pours out usually, the initiative raffles 10 meal vouchers among all participants.

So make yourself comfortable at home with a mulled wine and celebrate Christmas together with Professor Brand and your fellow students.

Registration for the seminar in Fall Semester 2020/2021

To register for the next seminar in insurance law (fall semester 2020/2021) with the current topic “Insurance of major loss events”, please send the following document completed to the this e-mail address versicherungsrecht(at) by Friday, the 5th June 2020.

If the number of registrations exceeds the seminar capacity, the seminar places will be drawn by lot. In the second week of June we will inform you by e-mail whether you have received a seminar spot.

We are already looking forward to an interesting seminar!

Digital Consultation Hours

Professor Brand  offers a digital consultation hour via Zoom on Tuesdays between 4 and 5pm. Please make an appointment in advance by e-mail versicherungsrecht(at)

You will receive the invitation link from Professor Brand afterwards.

Announcement Seminar

Dear interested students of insurance law,

The preliminary discussion of Professor Brand’s next seminar, which covers the brand-new topic “Insurance of major loss events”, will take place on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, 5pm via Zoom (Jura Zoom 05 room (

We are looking forward to meeting you

Currently no on-campus university operations

Due to the corona crisis, there are no current presence operations at our Chair. Please send all requests by e-mail to

We will process your requests as soon as possible. We kindly ask for your understanding.

Information for students:

The Chair ensures that all courses offered this semester will be held in digital form. 

Mannheimer Schlossgespräche zum Versicherungsrecht

Mannheim Palace Talks on Insurance Law

Institute of Insurance

On Friday, October 18th, 2019, the first Mannheim Palace Talks on insurance law will take place in Ehrenhof West of Mannheim Castle (Room EW 156).
The topics of these Palace talks are:

  • Dr. Ulrich Guttenberg (presiding judge of the 12th Civil Senate of the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court): Aktuelle Rechtsprechung zur Personenversicherung aus dem OLG Karlsruhe (Current case law on personal insurance from the Karlsruhe Higher Regional Court)
  • Dr. Jan Schröder, LL.M. (Head of the German Insurance Company Law Practice of Allen & Overy): Regulierung der Lebensversicherung im Niedrigzinsumfeld (Regulation of life insurance in a low interest rate environment)
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Brand, LL.M. (University of Mannheim): Telematiktarife in der Kritik – Anmerkungen zu den Empfehlungen der Verbraucherschutzministerkonferenz (Telematics tariffs under criticism - Comments on the recommendations of the Conference of Consumer Protection Ministers)