Prof. Dr. iur. Andrea Büchler holds the chair of private and comparative law at the University of Zurich. Her areas of research are inter alia family law, medicine and law, law of persons, comparative law and Islamic and Middle Eastern law.
Since 2016, she has been the President of the National Advisory Committee on Biomedical Ethics (NEK). In 2003, she co-founded the Centre for Family Sciences, a Switzerland-wide association that initiates, conducts, and supports high-quality research in the field of family.
Prof. Dr. iur. Andrea Büchler was awarded a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, for the academic year 2008/2009 and a fellowship at The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study in Law and Social Justice at NYU, New York, for the academic year 2011/2012. She was a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and is a Fellow at the Collegium Helveticum, ETH/University of Zurich. She earned her MA, PhD, and venia docendi in Private Law, Comparative Law, and Gender Law between 1990 and 2002 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.