Lisa Isola

University of Graz, Law Faculty, Department for Roman Law and Ancient Legal History

Email lisa.isola[at]
Project Name The ,Agreement in rem‘ in the System of Causal Tradition.
Publication Page
Field of research Roman Law, (Ancient) Legal History, Civil Law and Comparative Law
Keywords Conversion | Testamentary Dispositions | Agreement in rem | System of Causal Tradition

Lisa Isola is a legal scholar with research interests in Roman Law and (Ancient) Legal History on the one hand, and in current Civil Law and Comparative Law on the other. She studied law at the University of Vienna, where she started her academic career as a university assistant (prae-doc) in 2010. In the following years, research stays took her to the Universiteit van Amerstam, the Harvard University, the Università di Sapienza in Rome (as a fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the Historical Institute at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome), and to the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main (as a fellow of the Max Planck Society). In October 2014, she completed her doctorate with a thesis on “Venire contra factum proprium”, which was awarded the DocAward 2015 of the University of Vienna and the Premio speciale “Henryk Kupiszewski” 2019 of the Centro Romanistico Internazionale Copanello. After her first postdoctoral position at Johannes Kepler University Linz (2015–2019), she has been conducting her project on “Conversion of Testamentary Dispositions in Classical Roman Law” as holder of a Hertha Firnberg position at the University of Vienna since 2019 and was also appointed examiner for “Roman Law and the Civilian Traditions” in the interdisciplinary module exam I, “European and International Foundations of Law” of the diploma programme in law. In 2021, she was awarded an Elise Richter Grant for the research project “The ,Agreement in rem‘ in the System of Causal Tradition” and was elected as a member of the Young Academy of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2022 she was appointed Professor of Roman Law an Ancient Legal History at the University of Graz.