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Dr. Bodo P. Bützler

Dr. phil., Mag. Iur., M.A. phil.
A.B. phil. (Princeton, USA)

bodo.buetzler (at) werner-ri.de
Phone: +49 (0) 221 / 97 31 43 - 72


  • Born 1990
  • Precollege student in chemistry at the University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln)
  • Precollege student in music (piano) at the Cologne University of Music (Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln)
  • Studied visual arts at Princeton University
  • Studied philosophy at Princeton University
  • 2010-2011 research assistant at Princeton University
  • Studied law at the University of Cologne; specialized in modern legal developments ("Rechtsentwicklungen in der Moderne")
  • 2016-2020 research assistant at the University of Cologne
  • 2022 admitted to the German Bar
  • Since 2022 attorney at WERNER Attorneys and Computer Scientists
  • 2023 Doctorate under Prof. Dr. Chwaszcza (University of Cologne)
  • Since 2024 lecturer at FOM International University (Link)


  • German
  • English
  • Korean


  • 2017-2020 scholarship by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
  • 2015-2016 scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • 2015 admission to the Excellence Seminar "Studium Plus" at the University of Cologne
  • 2013-2015 admission to the interdisciplinary Research-Master Programme at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
  • 2009-2013 scholarship by the Thomas Nichol, Jr., Class of 1933 Memorial Scholarship
  • 2009-2013 scholarship by the George J. Finney Class of 1930 Fund
  • 2006 1. prize at the national music competition "Jugend musiziert" in the category piano and string instrument
  • 2003 1. prize at the national Bach piano competition in Köthen, Germany


  • Member of the Cologne Lawyers' Association e.V.
  • Committee Member of the Young Lawyers Club
  • Member of the German Society for Philosophy (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie) in the research group Philosophy of Digitality (Philosophie der Digitalität)
  • Founding member (board member until 2019) of AIAS Köln e.V.
  • Board member of Princeton Philosophy Review until 2013


  • Post-mortem Rights in the Digital Age, presentation together with Leonie da Col at the conference „Homo in articulo mortis“, Instytut Historyczny, University of Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 11, 2019
  • FIFA’s Eigen-Constitutionalization and Its Limits, presentation together with Lisa Schöddert at the conference „FIFA and Human Rights – Impacts, Policies, Responsibilities“, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag, The Netherlands, on May 8, 2019
  • Data and Responsibility in day-to-day school life ("Daten und Verantwortung im Schulalltag"), organization and moderation of a panel discussion together with Katharina Letzelter at the Kultursalon FreiRaum, Cologne, on Nov. 19, 2018
  • Lex Facebook: The Emergence of Transnational Legal Orders of the Internet, presentation at the Cambridge AHRC DTP conference „Space and Surface“ at the University of Cambridge, England, on Sep. 17, 2018
  • The Legitimacy of Transnational Law and Collective Responsibility, presentation at the „Fourth Max Planck Young Legal Scholars’ Forum“ at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, on Jun. 28, 2018


  • Bützler, Bodo P.:
    Lex Digitalis Intermedia: Transnational Law and Legal Legitimacy, Weilerswist 2024 (Webshop-Link)
  • Bützler, Bodo P. and Leonie da Col:
    Post-mortem Law in the Digital Age (forthcoming 2023)
  • Bützler, Bodo P.:
    The Dual Function of Constitutional Rights in lex sportiva, in: Imbrisevic (ed.), Sports, Law and Philosophy: The Jurisprudence of Sport (accepted, forthcoming Jun. 16, 2023)
  • Bützler, Bodo P.:
    Governing emergent centers of transnational power: lex digitalis intermedia, Freiheit|Macht|Politik, published Nov. 27, 2022
  • Bützler, Bodo P. and Lisa Schöddert:
    Constitutionalizing FIFA: Promises and Challenges, Tilburg Law Review, 25(1)/2020, pp. 40-54
  • Bützler, Bodo P. and Lisa Schöddert:
    FIFA’s Eigen-constitutionalization and its limits, Verfassungsblog, published Jul. 5, 2019
  • Bützler, Bodo P.:
    „Ich verlaß mich auf den Paragraphen einundfünfzig, Liebster.“ Gewalt und Vorbehalt in Huillets & Straubs Böll-Verfilmung „Nicht versöhnt oder Es hilft nur Gewalt, wo Gewalt herrscht“, Wirkendes Wort, 68(3)/2018, pp. 397-407
  • Bützler, Bodo P.:
    Analyse des Urteils BGH vom 07.06.2016, Az. KZR 6/15, Pechstein/International Skating Union, Grundrechte im Privatrecht, published Sep. 26, 2017
  • Chen, Yu-Wei; Rada, Pedro V.; Bützler, Bodo P.; Sarah Fryer Leibowitz; Hoebel, Bartley G.:
    Corticotropin-releasing factor in the nucleus accumbens shell induces swim depression, anxiety, and anhedonia along with changes in local dopamine/acetylcholine balance, Neuroscience, 206/2012, pp. 155-166