Dr Jens M Scherpe

  • Dr Jens M Scherpe

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Jens Scherpe is Reader in Comparative Law at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor at the University of Aalborg. He also is an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College/Hong Kong and an Academic Door Tenant at Queen Elizabeth Building, London. Jens has held visiting positions in Sydney, Auckland, London, Vienna, Leuven, Barcelona, Padua and Louvain-la-Neuve.

His publications include major comparative studies on cohabitation (2005), same-sex relationships (2000), the legal status of transgender and transsexual persons (2004 and 2015) and the legal status of intersex persons (2018), matrimonial property and marital agreements (2012), registered partnerships (2017) and on ‘Eastern and Western Perspectives on Surrogacy’ (forthcoming January 2019). In 2016 he also edited a four-volume book set on European Family Law, including a monograph on ‘The Present and Future of European Family Law'.


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