Stephanie Leinhardt

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law

Stephanie Leinhardt specialises in civil and public law. She provides both advice and litigation in contract law, property law, inheritance law and family law as well as in various fields of public law, specifically in environmental, construction and planning law. Her experience in district courts and at the Federal Administrative Court and her scientific work make Stephanie Leinhardt a competent expert in various civil proceedings (divorce, payment claims etc.) as well as in matters of public law.


2019 Schärer Rechtsanwälte (Attorney at Law)
2017 Aarau District Court (court clerk)
2016 Bar admission
2015 Kulm District Court (court clerk)
2015 St. Gallen Federal Administrative Court (Division I, Chamber 1; University intern)
2013 Kulm District Court (Legal intern / Court clerk by proxy)
2013 University of Basel (Dr. iur.)
2010 Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg im Breisgau (LL.M.)
2010 Université de Strasbourg (Master Droit et études européennes)
2010 University of Basel (Master of Law)
2009 Research assistant under Prof. Dr. iur. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, University of Basel
2007 Teaching assistant under Prof. Dr. iur. Peter Jung, University of Basel


German, English, French


Bar registration at all Swiss courts


Notary services, Family law


Review: EVA HOSTETTLER, Der Schutz der internationalen Klimavertriebenen in Europa, Diss. Univ. Zürich, in: Umweltrecht in der Praxis 7/2014, page 730 et seq.

Review: RÜEGGER VANESSA, Der Zugang zu Wasser als Verteilungsfrage, Freiburger Diss., in: Umweltrecht in der Praxis 8/2013, page 791 et seq.

Wiedergutmachung bei Umweltschäden verursacht durch gefährliche Tätigkeiten: Positive umweltvölkerrechtliche und menschenrechtliche Verpflichtungen, Dissertation der Universität Basel 2013

Positive or negative, legal or moral: what duties to reduce poverty?, in: Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor 391-394 (K. NADAKAVUKAREN SCHEFER ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (co-author: Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer)

Some Thoughts on Foreign Investors’ Responsibilities to Respect Human Rights, 10(1) TDM (2013),

Socio-economic Diversity: Envisaging a Socially Sustainable Higher Education Environment, in: Global Perspectives Manual 2012 (University of Basel / Virginia Tech University eds., 2013)

Prospects for the Consideration of Investors’ Behaviour in International Investment Arbitration, XVIII Journal of Arab Arbitration 5-14 (2012)