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Stephanie Pletz

Position: Lecturer in Law
Email Address: S.Pletz@sheffield.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 6840


Academic Profile

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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Teaching and Learning

The modules I teach are:

Undergraduate Postgraduate and MA
Principles of Comparative Law Comparative Corporate Governance
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)

Research Interests

  • Transnational Financial Law
  • Public International Economic Law
  • Global Regulatory Regimes
  • Critical Legal Theory
  • Critical Legal Thinking

Areas of Research Supervision

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.

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.

Professional Activities and Recognition

  • 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).

Key Publications

• ‘Women against Fundamentalism’ Book Review in: ‘Das Argument – Zeitschrift Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Sozialwissenschaften’ (The Argument: Journal for Philosophy and Social Sciences), No. 316, Volume 2, 2016. http://www.argument.de/download/das-argument316_inhalt-u-editorial.pdf
• ‘Beyond enforcement? Dissecting the Sejdic and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina European Court of Human Rights’ Judgement: Critically Contextualising current Functionality Issues and Assessing Consociational Perspectives’, in: SEE-LAW NET: Networking of Lawyers in Advanced Teaching and Research of EU Law post-Lisbon. Centre for South East European Law School Network, 2014.
• ‘Assessing the Process of European Legal Integration from an Institutional Perspective and Inferring Economic Science Quantification Standards’ in collab., in: SEE-LAW NET: Networking of Lawyers in Advanced Teaching and Research of EU Law post-Lisbon. Centre for South East European Law School Network, 2014.