Christoph Kletzer

Christoph Kletzer


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Research interests

Research interest: 
Dr Kletzer's research has been in the areas of Legal, Moral and Political Philosophy. His main interests lie in German Idealism (mainly Fichte and Hegel) and the legal and political thought of the Weimar Republic (focusing on Kelsen and Schmitt). In recent years he has also added an interest in the intersection of law and technology with a special focus on cryptography and technologies of decentralisatoin. 


  • Law and Social Theory
  • Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: Technological Advances and Legal Challenges

Biographical details

Dr Christoph Kletzer is a Reader in Law. He joined King's in 2007 having previously been a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge (2005-2007) and before that at the University of Durham (2004-2005). Dr Kletzer has also been the Director of Studies in Philosophy at Queens College in Cambridge and has been lecturing at the Philosophy Department of the University of Vienna for the last two years. He graduated with a MA in Law and a MA in Philosophy from the University of Vienna. After that he obtained a LLM and PhD from the University Cambridge.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Award Date: 1 Jan 2003

Master of Laws, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

Master of Jurisprudence (Law), University of Vienna

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998


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