Paul Seeliger

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Paul Seeliger is a research associate in the program area "Transformation of the state in the digital age" at the German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer. He is particularly interested in data protection law and the interaction between law and design. In his PhD-thesis and research, Paul focuses on regulations by Design as well as behavior-influencing interfaces such as Dark Patterns.

Professional Career


  • 10/2014 – 02/2020: Study of law, University Münster and Zagreb (First State Exam, Master Iuris)

Research Papers

  • "Zur Akkreditierungspflicht eines integrierten Bachelors im juristischen Staatsexamensstudiengang", Seeliger, AD LEGENDUM 2/2019, 190
  • "Dark Patterns - Phänomenologie und Antworten der Rechtsordnung", Martini/Drews/Seeliger/Weinzierl, ZfDR 2021, S. 47 - 74 (Open Access)


  • "Digital fremdgesteuert – Einfluss von Dark Patterns auf Verbraucherentscheidungen", Verbraucherpolitischer Kongress 2021 (Video)


E-Mail: seeliger[at]foev-speyer[dot]de