Marlene SteiningerMarlene Steininger

Research Assistant,
European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law

Curriculum Vitae
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Austrian Academy of Sciences
Institute for European Tort Law
Reichsratsstrasse 17/2
A-1010 Vienna

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Curriculum Vitae
Born in 1982 Marlene Steininger spent a semester in Austin, Texas as an exchange student before graduating in 2001. In the same year she gave birth to her daughter. In 2002 she began to study law at the University of Vienna. In addition to her law studies, Marlene Steininger also commenced degree courses in history and politics. After various part-time jobs such as an internship in the news department of the Austrian private television company and proof-reading various legal scientific papers, she became a student assistant at the (former) Research Unit for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2005. At the end of 2007 she completed her studies with the degree of Magistra iuris.

Since October 2007 Marlene Steininger has been employed as a research assistant at the Institute for European Tort Law and also for the Austrian Society for Bank Research. She is a fellow of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL). Marlene Steininger wrote her doctoral thesis on the problems resulting from the techniques of assisted reproduction with donor sperm in the field of parentage law and contract law under the supervision of o. Univ.-Prof.i.R. Dr. Dr. h.c Helmut Koziol.

For her thesis "Reproduktionsmedizin und Abstammungsrecht - Fortpflanzung und Elternschaft als Rechtsgeschäft?" Jan Sramek Verlag, Wien 2014, 456 pages, she received the Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung Förderpreis in 2013. In 2014 she received the following awards for her thesis: Hauptpreis des Bank Austria Preises zur Förderung innovativer Forschungsprojekte, Leopold-Kunschak-Wissenschaftspreis.

Marlene Steininger is now a a research assistant of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and also works for the law firm „Rath Urak Rechtsanwältinnen“.