Barbara Steininger studied law and Dutch in Vienna and Leiden, obtaining master degrees from the University of Vienna in both areas as well as a doctoral degree in law from the same university. During her studies she was employed as student assistant at the Institute of Roman Law of the University of Vienna and, after finishing her master in law in 1999, she worked as researcher at the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law. In 2002 she joined the newly founded Institute of European Tort Law in Vienna with which she has been affiliated ever since. Barbara Steininger was on leave for an employment at the University of Geneva in 2004 and since 2013 she has been Assistant Professor at the University of Graz teaching, amongst others, property law and law of obligations. While (comparative) tort law remains her favourite, the law of obligations, property law and family law are also among her areas of interest. Barbara Steininger is a member of ECTIL and a Fellow of the European Law Institute.
Main Areas of Research
- Austrian and European tort law
- Comparative law
- Family law
- Private law
- Wrongful birth revisited: Judikatur zum Ersatz des Unterhaltsschadens nach wie vor uneinheitlich, ÖJZ 2008, 436 et seq
- Einige rechtliche Aspekte des "Komatrinkens", EF-Z 2010, 93 et seq and 142 et seq, together with Karl Stöger