Eric Hilgendorf is a Professor of Law at the University of Würzburg, and Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law. He holds a degree in Philosophy, Modern History, and Law from the University of Tübingen (BA/MA equivalent). He has obtained two doctoral degrees from the University of Tübingen. The dissertation for his PhD in Philosophy was entitled Argumentation in Jurisprudence and the dissertation for his LLD was published as Criminal Law Liability for Producers in the Society of Risk. The latter has won a prize from the Reinhold und Maria Teufel Foundation. In 1996 Hilgendorf completed his habilitation in the fields of criminal law, criminal procedure, and legal philosophy with the successful defense of his habilitation thesis On the Distinction between Statements of Facts and Statements of Norms in Criminal Law. In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Criminal Law (and related fields) at the University of Constance and later elected Dean of the Law Faculty there. In 2001 he moved to the University of Würzburg and became the Chair of the Department of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Legal Theory, Information and Computer Science Law. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Dean of the Law Faculty there. His fields of expertise and interest also include medical criminal law and bioethics.