Lawyer Dr. Christoph Nickolaus studied law at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the University Speyer and at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UK), where he graduated with Magister iuris in comparative legal studies. He passed his first legal state exam in Mainz and completed his practical legal training in the district of the Regional Court Bad Kreuznach.
In his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Dr. Dr. Brettel, Dr. Nickolaus examined whether the psychological anchoring effect is noticeable in judges and whether it constitutes a violation of the right to a fair, objective and unbiased trial. Dr. Nickolaus worked as a scientific assistant at Professor Brettel’s chair until 2018, focussing on commercial criminal law and medical law. In addition to his employment in the law firm Traut, Dr. Nickolaus continues to be involved as a freelancer in the Brettel chair.
Dr. Nickolaus was admitted to the bar in 2016 and has since then worked in criminal law.