Peter Rott is Professor in Civil Law, European Private Law and Consumer Law at the University of Kassel, Germany. He graduated as a fully qualified German lawyer in 1996 and obtained his doctorate in 2001. Peter has worked in academia ever since, amongst other as a lecturer at the University of Sheffield from 2000 to 2003, as Associate Professor at the University of Bremen from 2003 to 2010 and as Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen from 2010 to 2014 when he joined the University of Kassel. He has published widely in the area of European private law, mostly with a focus on consumer law in its broadest sense. One of his current research interests relates to the new legal tech claims management services and their potential in improving consumer access to justice.
Peter works in a number of international research networks such as the Trento/Turin project “The Common Core of European Private Law”, the Walter van Gerven Ius Commune project and the International Association of Consumer Law. He is co-author of Reich, Micklitz, Rott and Tonner, European Consumer Law, 2nd ed. (Intersentia, 2014), lead editor of the German consumer law journal Verbraucher und Recht and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Consumer Policy.