Amelie Sophie Berz

MPhil Law


Amelie is an MPhil in Law candidate at Brasenose College, Oxford. Her research, supervised by Professor Horst Eidenmüller, examines the impact of deploying high-performing intelligent agents on the standard of care in the tort of negligence. She is interested in the intersection of private law theory and artificial intelligence, using concepts drawn from law and economics, legal philosophy, and the behavioural sciences. Her MPhil is funded by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and Oxford’s Faculty of Law.


Amelie is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog and co-convenes the Private Law Postgraduate Research Students Discussion Group.


As an undergrad, Amelie studied for two parallel courses of Law and Philosophy in Heidelberg, Oxford, and Geneva under a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, finishing with the German First State Exam in Law (2022). She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Heidelberg Student Law Review and is a mooting enthusiast, having been honoured, runner-up, and highest-marked speaker at mooting competitions from university up to international level.