Professor Seer

Prof. Dr. Roman Seer - Curriculum Vitae


Roman Seer first graduated as a financial economist in the financial administration of Nord Rhine-Westphalia and was able to gain practical experience in medium-sized accounting bureaus and law firms. After the Second Juridical State Exam, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Tax Law at the University of Cologne under the direction of Prof. Dr. Joachim Lang. His dissertation titled The Use of Examination Officers by the Financial Court - Admissibility and Limitations of the Delegation of Judicial Issues to Non-Judicial Persons was awarded with the Albert Hensel Prize of the German Tax Judicial Society in 1992. In 1996, he became a lecturer in the field of Understanding in Tax Procedures and received the venia legendi for the subjects Public Law and Tax Law from the Law Faculty of the University of Cologne.

In October 1996, the Ruhr University of Bochum appointed him as a successor to Prof. Dr. Heinrich Wilhelm Kruse to the chair of tax law. After a long period of research in the USA (2001), he became a guest professor at the Law School of the St. Louis University in 2003 and 2007. In 2011, Roman Seer again visited the US for a research stay due to the project International Tax Inspection. He is the chairman in the First Jurisdictional Examination at the “Landesjustizprüfungsamt” of the “Oberlandesgericht Hamm”. Since the founding of the LL.M. programme in Economic and Tax Law in the winter semester of 2001/2002, Roman Seer is its coordinator and permanent lecturer for various events.

Roman Seer has about 200 publications covering the full range of Tax Law (available in the institute&%2339;s database or as a pdf). His work as co-editor and co-author of the textbook Tipke/Lang, Steuerrecht (an extensive textbook about Tax Law, Prof. Seer participates with about 300 pages in total) as co-commentator in the Tipke / Kruse” commentary as well as in the Bonner Commentary on the Basic Law (Article 108 of the Law on Administrative Administration) are permanent projects of Prof. Seer. Since 2004 he has published the Bochum Schriften zum Steuerrecht (publication series). Since 2005, he is also the co-editor of the “Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe” (International Economic Letters) alongside Prof. Dr. Heinz-Klaus Kroppen, LL.M.

Since 1994, he has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Tax Association (DStJG). From 2006 to 2011 he headed the DStJG as chairman of the board; for the further term of office, he serves as deputy chairman. Since 2011, he has also been a member of the Board of the German Scientific Institute (DWS) of tax consultants and Roman Seer is the successor of his colleague Mössner, who is head of the working group “Tax Law”.

In addition, Roman Seer was elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Management of the Berlin Tax Consultation in February 2012, replacing the long-standing chairman Prof. Dr. Dieter Birk. Since 2002, he is also a member of the Board of the European Association of Tax Law Professors (EATLP), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Association of German Lawyers. Within the EATLP he has been one of two German representatives since 2006 to the Academic Committee (AC). Prof. Dr. Roman Seer is the founder of the Bochum tax seminar, which has been held monthly since 1997.

Within the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Roman Seer was and still is active in various responsible functions. From 2004-2006 he was dean of the Faculty of Law. From 2009-2012 he was a member of the Senate and deputy spokesman for the professors. Since 2009 he has also been a member of the permanent Commission on Planning, Structure and Finance of the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Since 2009, he has served as an appointee of the Rectorate, and since 2010 he has been an Advisor for Foreign Affairs in exchange with the Jagiellonian University of Krakow / Poland. The Jagiellonian University of Krakow awarded him the medal of honor “plus ratio quam vis”. Roman Seer is the founder and director of the Research Institute for Tax Law and Tax Procedure Law at the Ruhr-University Bochum.


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