Honorary Doctorates Honorary doctorates in law are awarded for outstanding services in the field of law. Honorary doctorate in law 2019 Prof. Dr. Andreas Kley, Full Professor of Public Law, Constitutional History and the Philosophy of Law and Government at Zurich University The University of St.Gallen thus honours a personality who has a distinguished record with his research work on political rights in the Confederation and the cantons, as well as on the history of public law, and whose independent voice inspires people to engage in a critical reflection of government and law. Honorary doctorate in law 2017 Dr. Thomas Hansjakob The University of St.Gallen hereby honours his outstanding and longtime contributions to the law as a public prosecutor, researcher and university lecturer, especially in the fields of criminal law and criminal procedure law. Thomas Hansjakob died, unexpectedly, on 4 January 2018 at the age of 62. Honorary doctorate in law 2015 Federal judge Prof. Dr. Fabienne Hohl The University of St.Gallen thus recognises her extraordinary and long-standing contributions to the field of law as a federal judge, researcher and professor, particularly in the areas of civil procedure law and property law. Honorary doctorate in law 2013 Prof. Dr. Joachim Bornkamm The University of St.Gallen thus recognises his extraordinary contributions as judge of the High Court, researcher and university teacher in the areas of antitrust law, fair trading law and intangible property rights, particularly as regards the application of law in economics. Honorary doctorate in law 2011 Avv. Marianne Widmer-Galli The University of St.Gallen thus recognises her contributions to promoting mediation as an alternative method in the settlement of disputes, that is, her tireless work in further developing, accrediting and applying this method in Switzerland. Marianne Widmer-Galli died in February 2020. Honorary doctorate in law 2010 Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Kirchner, LL.M. The University of St.Gallen thus recognises his contributions as a pioneer in the economic theory of law and in comparing general legal practices in German-speaking countries, as well as in the legal applications of accounting, competition law and corporate law, and network regulation, particularly as regards science and practice. Honorary doctorate in law 2009 Cantonal judge Rolf Vetterli The University St.Gallen recognises his contributions to the inclusion of psychology, sociology and new negotiating and consensus building techniques in the study and practice of family law as well as in the training offered to judges. Honorary doctorate in law 2008 Bo Vesterdorf The University of St.Gallen recognises his significant contributions to the advancement of European Union law as a judge and President of the European Court of First Instance, as well as his active involvement in academic and political discourse in Europe. Honorary doctorate in law 2007 Prof. Dr. Kay Hailbronner, LL.M. The University of St.Gallen recognises a distinguished representative of public international and European law who, through his dedicated, transnational research, teaching and consultancy work, has made a significant contribution to European scientific cooperation. Honorary doctorate in law 2006 Prof. Dr. Erich Schanze, LL.M. The University of St.Gallen thus recognises a distinguished ambassador for the law and economics approach, whose dedicated work has made a significant contribution to the establishment of this school of thought.