Marie-Hélène Peter-Spiess

Marie-Hélène Peter-Spiess, RA MLaw

PhD Candidate

Empirical and Normative Knowledge and Data Centre

marie-helene.spiess@rwi.uzh.ch

Marie-Hélène is a scientific associate at the Empirical and Normative Knowledge and Data Centre of the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R. Concurrently with her work at the URPP H2R, Marie-Hélène is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich. Marie-Hélène's research interests include: public health, bioethics, reproductive rights, as well as business and human rights. Her current research focuses on food regulation and public health. 

Education 

  • PhD Candidate, PhD Program "Biomedical Ethics & Law" - University of Zurich (since 2020)
  • Admission to the Bar - Qualification to practise as a certified attorney-at-law before all Swiss courts (2018)
  • Master of Law - University of Zurich (2015-2016)
  • Mandarin Semester - East China Normal University, Shanghai - HSK 4 (2014 - 2015)
  • Exchange Semester (Master of Law) - East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai (2014)
  • Bilingual Bachelor of Law (German | French) - University of Fribourg (2010 - 2013)

Work and Research Experience

  • Visiting Researcher - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (2022)
  • Adjunct Lecturer at Sciences Po (Paris), Reims campus, France (since 2022)
  • Scientific Associate - URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, University of Zurich (since 2021)
  • Academic Assistant, University of Zurich (2020 - 2021)
    • Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Proceedings and Medical Law, Prof. Dr. iur. utr. Brigitte Tag
    • Chair of Private and Comparative Law, Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Andrea Büchler
  • Attorney-at-Law - Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva (2018 - 2020)
  • Trainee Lawyer - Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva (2016 - 2018)
  • Research Assistant - Chair of Public Health Law, Prof. Dr. iur. Stéphanie Dagron, University of Zurich (2015 - 2016)
  • Intern - Banque Pictet & Cie SA, Geneva (2013)
  • Intern - Homburger AG, Zurich (2013)