Stefanie Pletz

School of Law

Lecturer in Law

Module Convenor: UG Law with German Law
+44 114 222 6840

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Stefanie Pletz
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I am a Lecturer in Law and the Programme Director of the LLB Law with German Law at the School of Law at the University of Sheffield. I currently teach the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules:

Before joining the Sheffield Law School in August 2015 I worked as a Research Associate at the Transnational Economic Law Research Centre at the Institute for Economic Law at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in Germany and prior to that as a Senior Associate in the Financial Industry in Dublin.

  • BA (Joint Hons) Economics and Economic & Social History – The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
  • LLM.oec. Economic Law and Business Law – Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany (Thesis: The International Law on Foreign Direct Investment – Summa Cum Laude)
  • Doctoral Candidate at the Transnational Economic Law Research Centre (TELC) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Research interests
  • Transnational Financial Law
  • Public International Economic Law
  • Global Regulatory Regimes
  • Critical Legal Theory
  • Critical Legal Thinking

Journal articles

Research group

I currently supervise a number of students in the area of Comparative Law pertaining to the English and German Legal System including EU Law perspectives.

Teaching activities


Principles of Comparative Law

Introduction to Comparative Law

Banking and Financial Services Regulation

German Legal Terminology

German Law and Legal System/German Private Law

Legal and Political Culture of Germany/German Constitutional Law

EU Internal Market Law (Contributor)



Professional activities
  • I am a Fellow at the Institute of Critical Theory in Berlin (InkriT).
  • I am a member of the Feminist Section at the Institute of Critical Theory (InkriT).
  • I am a member of the Law School ‘SICCL’ Research Cluster’ (Sheffield Institute of Corporate and Commercial Law).

Recent invited papers and keynote lectures 

  • ‘Financial Regulation and Comparative Regulatory Subjectivities - Comparing Normative Structures and Consequences of Innovative Post-Neoliberal "Knowing Societies" in Germany and the USA’. Invited paper for the ASCL (American Society for Comparative Law), 5th Annual YCC Global Conference at Tulane Law School, New Orleans, USA.
  • ‘Wie gerecht ist das Recht?’ (How just is the Law?) Critical Legal Theory Lecture and Discussion/ Critical Sciences Working Group, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
  • ‘Rechtsstaat’ (Rule of Law), Panel Member & Academic Review at the XIX. Annual Conference - Berlin Institute of Critical Theory, 2015.
  • ‘Law in Transition’, Panel Chair ‘Early Modern Political Struggles’ 6th Annual International Berg Conference, The Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • ‘Neo-Liberalism and the Law – A Critical Analysis’. Invited paper ‘Critical Legal Conference’, The Queen’s University Belfast, Law School, UK.
  • ‘Democracy, Citizenship and (Neo)-Liberal Theories of International Law – Analysing and Contextualising Gender Intersectionality’. Invited paper ‘Feminist and Gender Studies Postgraduate Network Annual Conference’, The Queen’s University Belfast, Law School, UK.