Amelie Sophie Berz

MPhil Law

Other affiliations

Law Faculty Keble College Oxford Business Law Blog Oxford Private Law Postgraduate Research Students Forum Empirical Legal Studies Discussion Group Private Law Research Group


Amelie is a DPhil in Law candidate at Brasenose College, Oxford. Her research, supervised by Professor Horst Eidenmüller and Professor James Goudkamp, examines the duty of care in the use of AI and 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 AI, drawing on concepts from law and economics, philosophy of law, and the behavioural sciences. Her research is funded by Oxford’s Faculty of Law. 

Amelie co-convenes the Private Law Postgraduate Research Students Discussion Group as well as the Empirical Legal Studies Discussion Group. She is a Lecturer in Law at Keble College in Oxford, where she teaches EU Law. Previously, she has been an Associate Editor of the Oxford Business Law Blog.

As an undergraduate, Amelie studied Law and Philosophy in parallel at Heidelberg University, the University of Oxford (New College), and the Université de Genève under a scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, graduating with the German First State Exam in Law and a Magister Iuris (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. She has previously worked as a Research Assistant to academics and law firms, and was a member of the CDU Heidelberg's education working group.