I entered the PhD program in the fall of 2012, after earning a law degree from Tübingen University and a Dr. iur. in law from Heidelberg University, as well as a Masters in Liberal Arts from Stanford. Before entering the PhD program, I had a career as an attorney-at-law in Stuttgart, Germany, specializing in medical malpractice law and other areas of law related to medicine. My primary interests are in the history of medicine and the history of law as it intersects with medical practice in early modern Europe. For my dissertation project, I am researching the history of errors in medical treatment - in modern terms: medical malpractice - and how the members of the medical community, patients, and lawyers dealt with them in early modern Europe, especially in Italy and Germany.