Prof. Claudia Fuchs teaches and conducts research in the area of public corporate law. We spoke with her about what she finds particularly fascinating about this area of law.
What is your area of research?
Claudia Fuchs: My research focuses on public corporate law and, subsequently, on the legally organized relationship between the state and the market. I am particularly interested in the many ways in which public law - whether it be in Austria or at a European and international level - influences market events, shapes competitive relationships, and regulates business.
What do you find fascinating about the area of legal sciences?
Claudia Fuchs: To be able to work in the area of law and think in terms of the law presupposes that one understands the legal rules and regulations that pertain to a specific approach, particularly when it comes to a concrete subject matter in the area of regulation, thereby requiring a study of the corresponding economic, technical, and social backgrounds. I am curious by nature and I enjoy this.
What are you currently working on?
Claudia Fuchs: At my department, we are currently involved in a research study about the freedom of information. Together with representatives from the state of Upper Austria, we are looking into the question of what a citizen’s general right to access to information would mean with regard to the administrative aspect and the challenges it would entail.
Why should students take your classes?
Claudia Fuchs: I believe a strong educational concept is one in which faculty members and students interact. I hope to be able to pass on a little bit of the enthusiasm that I have for my area of expertise on to students.
What are your hobbies?
Claudia Fuchs: In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis with my husband. We've had an "endless match" going for years, and he’s ahead at the moment...
What else do you want to do or achieve in your life?
Claudia Fuchs: During the last two years of the pandemic, I realize just how much I miss traveling. Two of my future dream destinations are Argentina and New Zealand.