Dr jur, University T252bingen, Germany, 1962. Dr jur habil, University Hamburg, Germany, 1969.
Professor law University Giessen, Germany, 1970—1992, Humboldt University, Germany, since 1992. Judge Appellate Court of Frankfurt, Main, Germany, 1977—1992. Acting director Institute Law of Lawyers, Berlin, 1997—2002.
Member of German Association Sociology of Law (acting director 1975-1981), Law & Society Association.
Married Sitta Bulling, March 15, 1968. Children: Max, C228cilie, Bettina, Georg.